Police hands over newborn baby abandoned on church altar to Ondo govt



A newborn baby abandoned on the altar of the Holy Fountain Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Oda Road in Akure, Ondo State capital, has been handed over to the police.

The baby was said to have been wrapped in green clothes and dumped in the church by an unknown mother.

Members of the church, who found the baby crying on Wednesday when they came for early morning prayer, reportedly informed the police about the incident.

The spokesperson for the Ondo State Police Command, Mrs. Funmilayo Odunlami, in a statement, said the abandoned baby had been handed over to the state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.

Odunlami, who disclosed that the mother of the baby was yet to show up, said: “The baby was initially in our custody, but now we have handed over the child to officials of the ministry of women affairs.”


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