A newly born baby boy abandoned in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, has been found with a note from his supposed mother.
Daily Trust learnt that the baby, which was found at the residential area opposite Deeper Life Bible Church close to relevant technology area of police children school, Lafia, was seen lying on the ground.
Some residents around the area found the baby around 10pm on Thursday evening.
Narrating the incident, Malama Fatima Muhammad, explained that their attention was drawn to the abandoned baby by some passersby.
According to her, the baby was abandoned alongside a letter indicating that the mother of the baby presented the child as a gift to a resident of the area, one Muhammadu Yaro.
The ward head of the area, Muhammadu Adamu Baban Aliya, stated that the matter had been reported to the police as necessary measures were being taken to ensure safety of the baby.
The resident whose name was on the letter said he is a member of an Islamic aid group and did not know anything about the baby. He urged the appropriate authorities to render the necessary support to ensure safety of the baby.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Ramhan Nansel, said after the matter was reported at ‘B’ Division, adding that the baby had been handed over to the state Ministry for Women Affairs.
He said, “Investigation is ongoing to fish out and prosecute the perpetrator of the act to serve as a deterrent to others.”
Mrs Charity Lawrence, the officer in charge of Nasarawa children’s home, also confirmed the incident, saying the newborn was brought to the children’s home about 3:30pm on Friday.
He said the baby had yellowish eyes when he was brought but had been treated by the home’s medical personnel.
She said the baby would be taken to Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia for further proper medication on Monday.