The police on Monday recovered a day old baby abandoned in a carton along Adelodun road, in the Government Residential Area of Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.
It was gathered that the mother allegedly dumped the day old baby at a bus stop in the area.
The baby was said to have been spotted by some residents who consequently put a distress call to the State Police Command.
A patrol team from the A-Division police team was said to gone to the scene and evacuated the baby and was taken to the Civil Service Clinic for medical attention.
A police source said, “The baby was abandoned this morning at that spot. A good Samaritan called the distress call number of the Nigerian Police, Kwara Command and a team from A-Division was sent to the place.
“When our officers got there, the fresh baby was found neatly packed inside the carton. And we took the newly born baby straight to the office and then to the Civil Service Clinic in Ilorin here where he was given medical attention.”
A source from the Civil Service Clinic said the baby is in good condition and will be handed over to the Social Welfare Department of the State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.
“It is sad that a lady would freely throw away the gift of the Almighty. It is one of the ills of our society. It is so unfortunate at a time when some people are praying fervently to God to bless them with a baby that their prayers have not been answered,” the nurse disclosed.
The State Police command’s spokesperson, Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the incident.