Lagos CP adopts abandoned baby found in bush

The Lagos Police Command has taken custody of an abandoned day-old baby rescued from a bush in Oko Oba area of the State.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Hakeem Odumosu has expressed interest in adopting the child through the Ministry of Youth and Social Development.

Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the state police spokesman, said the baby was rescued around 10:30pm on Monday after a resident in the area, having heard its cries, alerted the police.

“The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu has ordered the Gender Unit of the command to hand over the baby to the Child Protection Unit of the Ministry of Youth and Social Development of Lagos State. The unit is presently having custody of the rescued baby,” he said in a statement midnight.

“The Commissioner of Police however expressed his intention to discuss with the Ministry of Youth and Social Development on processes of adopting the handsome looking boy as soon as possible.

“The police boss also urged women, especially young ladies, to desist from this callous act which must be unequivocally condemned by all and sundry in the state and Nigeria at large.”

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