An anonymous couple abandoned a new born infant in a private maternity home in Ilesa, Osun State.
The state government of Osun is now appealing to the public for help in discovering the baby’s relatives or parents.
In a statement made on Thursday, April 7,the Coordinating Director, Osun State Ministry of Women, Children and Social Affairs, Mr Jide Falade, said the mother of the child was hurried to a private maternity home in Ilesa by her husband and mother-in-law on February 14 with a stomach pain.
The statement further said:
“But after several examinations, she gave birth to a premature baby boy.
“Some hours thereafter, his parents and mother-in-law absconded, leaving the baby behind.
“All efforts made by the police and the ministry to locate the runaway parents had been fruitless”