- A two-year-old toddler has been rescued from an uncompleted building in Umahia
- The child's parents were said to have locked the toddler up in the building at Zone 5, Agbama Housing Estate
- The child was dehydrated and malnourished at the time of rescue
A two-year-old child has been rescued from an uncompleted building at Zone 5, Agbama Housing Estate in Umahia.
The child was rescued by the officials of the Gender Based Violence Response Team of Vicar Hope Foundation.
The child, who went several days without food and water was dehydrated and malnourished at the time of rescue.
The programme manager of Vicar Hope Foundation, Raymond Ukwa, said the organisation received a call on Saturday, April 25, 2020, from landlords in the area that a child had been locked up in an uncompleted building.
The foundation reported the incident to the Umuahia area commander of the Nigeria Police Force, Ekeinde Odion, who ordered officers to break into the building to rescue the child.
Ukwa said: “As a foundation, we believe in creating a safe environment for our children; a lot of deaths of children every year occur because of negligence and preventable diseases; it’s our duty to ensure that we reduce these numbers and protect the right to life of every child."
According to neighbours who pleaded anonymity, the child’s parents are fond of locking him up for days without food or water.
The neighbours added that they often pass food through a crack in the wall of the building to him.
In other news, two men, Pastor John Abiodun and a lecturer in Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Dr Lane Olu-Adeyemi, have been charged with planting a placenta on the altar of a church in Akure, Ondo state
According to the Nation, Pastor Abiodun and the lecturer were earlier arraigned for conspiring to publish life-threatening rumours, false and inciting stories about one Ajidahun Emmanuel Jeminiyi and Pastor Gbenga Akinbiyi on various social media platforms.
The charges were amended and the suspects are now charged with planting a placenta at a church.
The case has been adjourned to Thursday, May 14, by Justice Bode Adegbehinge.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigerian lady put up for sale by a Lebanese, Wael Jerro on Facebook, had been rescued.
This was disclosed by the chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa via Twitter on Tuesday, April 28.
According to Dabiri-Erewa who is a former Nigerian federal lawmaker, the young lady is now safely with officials of the Nigerian mission in Beirut.
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