A Newborn’s Cry for Help: The Heart-Wrenching Discovery at Ekiti’s Government House

In a poignant turn of events, a Peace Corps official in Ekiti State stumbled upon an abandoned infant at the gates of the Government House in Ado-Ekiti. The baby, whose age remains unknown, was found swaddled in cloth, its cries piercing the quiet of the evening.

Eyewitnesses recounted the moment the baby’s distress became apparent, prompting passersby to investigate. Despite initial reservations, they were drawn to the helpless child, a scene that underscores the broader societal issue of child abandonment.

The Peace Corps Commandant, Patriot Mathew Okotie, confirmed the discovery, noting that the baby was found along Bank Road. In a swift response, the infant was taken to the local police headquarters and subsequently to a police clinic for immediate care.

The incident did not end there; the baby was later transferred to the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital for comprehensive medical attention and necessary documentation. This act of compassion by the Peace Corps and local authorities shines a light on the community’s dedication to the welfare of its most vulnerable members.

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