Newborn baby abandoned on church altar in Ondo

A newborn baby abandoned on the church altar in Ondo has been rescued by State Police Command.

The abandoned newborn baby has been handed over to state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.

The baby was reportedly found on the altar of a church, the Holy Fountain Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Oda Road, Akure, Ondo State, on Wednesday.

Members of the church found the baby crying in the early hours of Wednesday when they entered the church.


According to a source, the newborn was wrapped in green clothes as the person that dumped the child fled.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the incident, added that the mother of the baby had yet to show up, hence the transfer of the child to the ministry officials.

She 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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