Mother abandons day-old baby in Lagos

An unidentified mother has dumped a day-old

baby by the road side in Lagos.

The baby, a male child, was abandoned at a

point near Abule Onigbagbo Bus Stop, Ikeja.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the incident

occurred on Thursday.

The baby was wrapped with an ankara and left

to either be rescued by passersby or die.

He was, however, lucky as some residents of

the area saw him around 7.30am and

surrounded him, cursing the mother that

subjected him to that cruel fate.

The chairman of Onigbongbo Local Council

Development Area, Mr. Babatunde Oke, was

informed about the presence of an abandoned

baby in his council area.

He was said to have reached out to the

Supervisory Councillor for Health, Mr.Gbenga

Adedeji, who went to the scene with an

ambulance. Adedeji reported took the child


Adedeji later told PUNCH Metro that the baby

was weak and frail.

He said,"We took him to the Oregun Primary

Health Centre where he was bathed, fed and

given medication."

PUNCH Metro learnt that the baby was later

transferred to the Little Saints Orphanage,

Onipanu, Lagos, from where he was moved by

the management of the orphanage to its

branch at the Akowonjo area.

Oke said he paid a visit to the oprhanage on

Wednesday and made cash donation, clothing

and other materials for the welfare of the

abandoned baby and other inmates.

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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