Residents of Orile-Agege community, Lagos Mainland, were left stunned following the discovery of a toddler in a shop in the area by operatives of the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC) yesterday, Tuesday, July 17, 2018.
It was learnt that the baby was found in a shop along Ipaja Road, Orile Agege, Lagos Mainland after a resident heard baby cries and informed the LNSC officers who were on a routine patrol in the axis.
The officers reportedly informed the Divisional Police Officer of Elere Police Division, Orile-Agege, before the Executive Chairman of the LCDA, Hon. Johnson Babatunde was briefed of the discovery.
The toddler was subsequently taken to Orile Agege General Hospital for medical attention while the search for the parents continues.
Reacting to the development, residents of the community took to their various social media pages to air their thoughts on the incident after the news surfaced on social media.
According to Waffi Babe; “The mother couldn’t take care of the baby anymore. Deep in her heart, she still love that child which is why she put the baby where people will find her instead of suffocating the baby and later dump her in refuse dump.”
Another user said: “As sad as it may be, it is much better than being found in the gutter.”
Meanwhile, Ogo-oluwa Seyitan tweeted saying: “This should be thoroughly investigated to bring whoever did this to justice. The bran behind this should be prosecuted because the baby could have died if help didn’t arrive early enough.”