A yet-to-be-identified couple has abandoned a newborn baby in a private maternity home in Ilesa, Osun State.
The Osun State Government appealed to members of the public to assist in locating the relatives or parents of the baby.
A release by the Coordinating Director, Osun State Ministry of Women, Children and Social Affairs, Mr Jide Falade, obtained in Osogbo on Thursday, said the mother of the child was rushed to a private maternity home in Ilesa by her husband and mother-in-law on February 14, with a complaint of stomach ache
“But after several examinations, she gave birth to a premature baby boy.
“Some hours thereafter, his parents and mother-in-law absconded, leaving the baby behind.
“All efforts made by the police and the ministry to locate the runaway parents had been fruitless,” the statement added.