The Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP) Hakeem Odumosu has expressed his intention to adopt a day-old baby who was rescued around 10:30pm on Monday after the child was abandoned by a heartless mother in a bush at Oko Oba.
CP Odumosu made his interest known in a statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi around midnight on Tuesday after receiving the newborn at his office.
According to the statement, CP Odumosu will be discussing with the Ministry of Youth and Social Development on the processes of adopting the handsome looking boy as soon as possible.
“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.
“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,” said Adejobi.
Nigerdeltaconnect.com gathered that operatives of the Lagos Police Command rescued the child on Monday night at Oladejo Street, Oko Oba after he was discovered by a resident around 10:20pm.
Adejobi in the statement, noted that the baby’s cries attracted the attention of a resident who moved closer only to see a newborn by the side of the bush.
He said the resident called the attention of operatives at Abattoir Division and they immediately rushed to the scene and rescued the baby for safety and quick medical attention.