An abandoned baby was seen crawling on the road in Shodipo Crescent in the Ikeja Government Reserved Area of Lagos State.

The residents who were dazed to see the toddler alerted some policemen on patrol. The baby was taken the Lagos State Police Command headquarters, Ikeja.

It was learnt that the nine-months-old baby may have crawled out of his parent’s apartment but surprisingly, no family has come to claim the child.

A Police source said that whoever will come to claim the baby must present concrete proofs of relationship.

 “We found the boy on Shodipo Crescent in the Ikeja GRA. He is about nine months old. He was found crawling on the road. Some residents thereafter alerted some policemen on patrol.

 “The police team rescued the baby. So far, nobody has come up to claim the baby. He must have left the custody of his parents or guardian and that is how some children fall into the hands of kidnappers and ritual killers. He is still with us at the command headquarters.”