imageA four-month-old baby abandoned at Court area of Nwofe, Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State was Wednesday picked by the juvenile centre of the state  police command  and  handed over to the state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.

The baby girl was abandoned on Sunday and was malnourished.

Addressing reporters after receiving the baby, the Head of Department Child Development in the state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mr. Godwin Igwe said he was alerted by the officer in charge of juvenile welfare centre of the state police command on the matter.

“It was the officer in charge of the Juvenile Welfare Centre, Police Area Command Abakaliki that called me on phone and alerted me that a baby has been picked in Court area, Nwofe in Izzi Local Government Area of the state and taken to the police station in that area and that the baby has been brought to the Police Headquarters Abakaliki.