A day old baby has been abandoned in a church in Benin, Edo State capital, it was learnt.
Daily Trust gathered that the child was abandoned at Victory Church in Afunwa area on Friday night by a young girl who delivered the baby in the church, and when the child started crying, the young girl left the church leaving the baby behind.
However, the cry of the baby attracted a neighbour who saw the young girl coming out of the church, it was further learnt.
Findings revealed that when the woman asked the young girl what was happening to the baby crying in the church, the young girl lied to the woman that the child was with the mother.
It was also gathered that when the cry of the baby persisted the woman went inside the church to see the day old baby unattended to, she later discovered that the child had just been born.
Edo Police Command spokesman DSP Anthony Airhuoyo confirmed the incident to newsmen in Benin yesterday, saying the abandoned child was discovered by a woman in one of the churches at Upper Sakponba in Ikpboba-Okha local govt area of the state.
“In fact, a good samaritan reported the case at Ugbekun police station on Friday but the child has been taken to one of the orphanage homes. We are still waiting for signal from Ugbekun police station to get the real names of the Church and the good samarita”, he said.