A leader of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Suleiman Badmus,
rescued the baby, after sighting her in Amuwo Odofin, and handed her
over to the police. The baby is now being cared for by a woman police
sergeant, Pamela Nwabinye, who has since the discovery, been playing
the role of mother to the baby.
Olabisi, a younger sister to the OPC leader, who rescued the baby, said
“The baby was found close to where I sell herbs at Amuwo-Odofin.
One of the OPC members heard the baby’s cries and called my brother,
Badmus. The baby was inside a carton.
When I saw her, I was shocked. I felt whoever abandoned her must be
crazy. Mosquitoes had bitten her face. Why would any woman
abandon her baby after she had carried the pregnancy for 9 months?”
Sergeant Nwabinye was said to have bought new sets of clothes,
flask, feeding bottle for the baby. .
A police source at FESTAC polices.