The Lagos State Police Command are searching for a woman, identified as Soloja Ayobola, who abandoned her baby at a daycare in Ikorodu since May 25, 2015.
According to police sources, the attention of the command has been drawn to the neglect and abuse of the 15-month old baby, Mofeoluwanifemi Amos(pictured), who was dumped at God’s Care Nanny situated at Isawo road, Oke-Afa, Agric in Ikorodu by her mother, and the police are hot on the trail of the fleeing woman.
The proprietor of the daycare, Mrs Elizabeth Oyeshile, had granted journalists interview, and detailed how it happened that baby Mofeoluwanifemi is left in her care.
According to her, ‘’The arrangement was that she will be keeping the child during the week, while the centre will take care of the child weekends and we agreed on a weekly payment.
“She came to the day-care centre about three times before actually putting her baby at the centre for the first time on Thursday, January 22.
“The last time Soloja Ayobola came to the day-care was on May 25. I asked her to take her baby since she was finding it difficult paying for her upkeep.
“She pleaded that she will be coming regularly and also promised to come with my money on Friday, but she didn’t.
“Since she abandoned her child at the facility, I have called her several times but she refused to pick her calls. The baby, who was seven months old when she brought her is now a year and three months old. I did not know what to do.
“It was when I lost my son-in-law three weeks ago that family and friends, who saw the baby when they came to pay condolence visit, advised me to take the baby to the police and report the case.”