In what appears to be startling development, a newborn baby was recently found abandoned on the altar of the Holy Fountain Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Oda Road, Akure, Ondo State.
It was gathered that members of the church heard a baby crying when they entered inside the building in the early hours of Wednesday, November 24.
They found the newborn wrapped in green clothes and dumped on the altar by a yet to be identified person.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, who confirmed the incident, said that the baby has been handed over to the state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.
"The baby was initially in our custody, but now we have handed over the child to officials of the ministry of women affairs." she added.