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Mother Abandons A Day Old Baby Girl At Agege, Lagos Bus-stop (Photo)

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May 22, 2013 – Woman Abandoned A Day Old Baby Girl In Agege, Lagos Bus Stop (Picture)

An innocent day-old baby girl found abandoned by an unknown person was discovered at Funmilayo Bus Stop in Orille-agege area of Lagos State Nigeria on Tuesday May 21st, 2013 has been rescued by Good Samaritans.

The baby who was reportedly wrapped with a dirty Ankara wrapper and dumped in front of a shop owned by a foodstuff seller, Mrs. Adeola Adefenwa, at 194, Ipaja Road, Orile, at dawn, was rescued by some human right activists from Committee for the Defence of Human Right, CDHR, and Concerned Human Right, Nigeria.

The baby was taken to Orile-Agege General Hospital, Oke-Odo where she was given adequate medical care and later transferred to Elere Police Station, Agege.

After some documentation at the police station, she was handed over to Sister Josephine Titiloye of the Catholic Archdiocesan Orphanage, St. Monica’s Home at 1, Victor Odunaiya Street, Off Agbado Road, Iju-Ishaga, Lagos.

Before the human right activists came to the rescue of the baby, people thronged the scene of the incident to have a look at the abandoned baby.

Most of them rained curses on the mother of the baby who dumped her to her fate. Some referred to the mother as a heartless woman, who despite the pain of pregnancy and childbirth, could leave her baby to die.

While some were busy taking the pictures of the baby and posting them on the social media, others stood helplessly watching the baby struggle inside the dirty wrapper she was wrapped in.

The residents of the area said that it is common to see babies, sometimes twins, being dumped inside Mulero canal around the area. They added that while some are washed away by flood, some are left to die inside the scorching sun.

Speaking with P.M.NEWS, Mrs Adefenwa,  said: “I was doing the house chores when a call came in from a neighbour who said a new born baby has been dumped in front of my shop. I had to abandon everything I was doing and rushed down there.

“In fact, I was confused when I got to my shop. I didn’t know what to do immediately and people started offering different suggestions. Some said I should call the police while some came up with different ideas.

“We were on this when some human right activists came in and suggested that we should first take her to the hospital and then proceed to a police station to report the case,” she said.

A member of the CDHR, Blessing Igwe, who saw the baby and later called the shop owner, said it was unfortunate that people who were at the scene of the incident did not show concern about the health of  the baby but were busy taking pictures of her and posting them on the social network.

“If I was not around to quickly call my people to come to the rescue of the child, maybe she would have been dead by now. When I saw people gathered at the scene, I moved closer to have a glimpse of what was happening. Immediately I saw the hapless baby, I called the shop owner and other activists in the area to come to her aid,” she said.

Speaking with P.M.NEWS, the human right activist who took the baby to Orile-Agege General Hospital, Comrade Declan Ihekaire, National Coordinator, Concerned Human Right Nigeria, commended the management of the hospital for their quick response in attending to the baby immediately she was taken there for medical attention.

Ihekaire also commended them for the provision of free drugs and clothes for the baby who was left unkempt where she was abandoned.

He, however, expressed dissatisfaction over the way the people at the scene of the incident handled the case, saying that they were more concerned about taking the pictures of the baby rather than keeping her alive.

“Nigerians should understand that in this kind of situation, saving the life of the baby is more important than taking photographs and posting them on the social media,” he said.




  1. munchie

    May 22, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    i wish dey can give me d baby,i av bin prayin 4 d past 5yrs for fruit of d womb,and some1 is throwin hers away,,God av mercy

  2. blackronaldo

    May 22, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    God wil help us. And 4 dat woman.1 day is one dy u wil find ad u wil not c.them u wil be saying y me.

  3. momodu mario Andrew

    May 22, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    I pray for you “Mrs munchie” that the good lord who is caring,loving,faithful and merciful will bless you with the fruit of the womb.Amen

  4. Rita

    May 22, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    I wish also that i’m the one that saw the baby i could have carry her.. I’ve been believing God also for the part 2 yrs but look at someone who is not interested is the one that God remembers. Anyway, it’s well. God knows the best.

  5. momodu mario Andrew

    May 22, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Hello mrs Rita,thou believed in jehova that was why thou posted on these website.Do not allow your eyes to be misted with tears any longer,for the lord has heared thy prayer.God has not forgotten about you,he loved u more than you can ever envisage.Remain bless

  6. Rita

    May 23, 2013 at 6:59 AM

    Mario Andrew i say amen to ur prayers

  7. benny

    May 23, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Nigerians don’t vaule human beings both the monther of the child and people at the secen who didn’t make any atempt to resuce the child is bad we should learn how to value our fellow human may God have many on the monther

  8. casa

    May 23, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    God is d rewarder of every deed. he will pay back. for those looking 4 d fruit of the womb, are u true believers? hv you given yr lives totally to Him? if yes, wait on Him, he wl do it at d right time. if no, repent. surrender to HIM totally. one day He wll do it. u are blessed.

  9. Becky

    May 23, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Munchie and Rita may d gud Lord who visitd Hannah Elizabeth also visit u startin 4rm 2dae with d joy of a home,in Jesus name i pray,AMEN. Just believe and it wuld be done unto u

  10. delkol

    May 24, 2013 at 7:59 AM


  11. Teejay

    July 3, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    May the good lord bless those that are beleiving God 4 d fruit of womb. IJN. And 4 d mother, may God 4give her. The abadon babies can become gr8 in the future.

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