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Six-month-old baby abandoned in Anambra forest

A six-month-old baby who was abandoned in the forest in Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area by an unknown person has been recovered.

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Mr Duff Ibanga who found the baby boy said he saw him crying helplessly.

Ibanga who discovered the baby around 5pm on Friday evening said he suspects that the baby may have been dumped there not quite long before he took the route.

Ibanga who was at Obosi police division, where he made the complaint to officers on duty said the baby was abandoned in a bush path at Umuota road, along Idemili junction in Obosi.

The Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed told journalists that the complainant led Police detectives attached to the juvenile and welfare unit of the division to the scene where the baby was dumped.

He said the baby had been given primary care and handed over to an undisclosed motherless baby’s home in the area for further care.

Haruna said investigations had started in order to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident, and that efforts were ongoing to trace the biological mother of the baby.

He said, “The Command enjoined members of the Public with useful information that could help trace the parents of the child to report at Obosi division.”

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