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What Will You Do If You See A Baby Crying By The Roadside Alone?

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I just read the story of a lady who saved a man on the side walk on Victoria Island on your page and I remembered the story of a baby that was seen at Abule-Egba, Lagos who was left to cry to death. I told someone that if I had been there, I would have picked up that baby and given him/her water. If anyone deserved a chance to live, it was that baby. For reasons I can’t tell, each time I remember the story, tears and questions well up in my eyes.

 But when I told my friend I would have helped that baby, she said it is dangerous. And that when the police get to the scene, I might be accused of something else which to an extent might be true but I told her I would have damned the consequences.

My major question is this: When such a thing is happening, should people just watch, take photos and act as if they are watching a movie?

At that point, what can one do to help?

What numbers can one call?

Can the police enlighten people on what exactly to do if such occurs?

 To the mother who did such a thing, I really have no comment but to the onlookers? I was not impressed.

 I wish this post could really make waves so I in person can know the responses to these questions cause if truly the police will put all the blame on me if I help out, then they are worse than the mother and the onlookers.

Writer – Adebola.

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. iyakisemalachy@yahoo.com'

    iyakise malachy tom

    November 8, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    If I see any baby either in the bush, refuse dump,roadside or where the child is not supposed to be I will quitely take such home.to my house oh child for as long as you would want to stay and dam any police consequence

  2. talktolara2604@yahoo.co.uk'

    larriemoh

    November 12, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Call Lagos state emergency numbers – 767 or 112. The people on the line should be able to give pointers on what to do next. Lagos state has a ministry for domestic affairs – women affairs, child rights, domestic violence, etc.

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