*L-R: Couriered baby after rescue, suspected courier.

An undated video of a yet-to-be-identified dispatch rider in Lagos State freighting a baby has gone viral.

According to the video clip, the rider was caught earlier on Saturday with a baby in his courier box.

The suspect was said to have been caught in the Sangotedo area of Lagos.

In the video, the infant was removed from the box while an enraged crowd was seen assaulting the dispatch rider.

The infant was also seen urinating in his clothes when he was brought out.

One of the persons in the background was heard saying “This is the child that was abducted.”

Reacting, spokesman for the Lagos State police command, Mr. Adekunle Ajisebutu, said: “The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a video going viral on social media alleging that a yet-to-be-identified dispatch rider stole a child found and recovered in a dispatch box.

“The command wishes to inform the public that the incident said to have taken place in the Sangotedo area, Lekki, was not reported at any police station to enable the police to take appropriate actions.

“Notwithstanding that the incident was not reported, the commissioner of police, Abiodun Alabi, has directed that efforts should be intensified to locate the whereabouts of the alleged dispatch rider and the parents or guardians of the child to enable the police to investigate the incident.”