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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Five Children Escape From Stella Obasanjo Motherless Home

Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta

Five children have escaped in a  mysterious circumstance from  the Stella Obasanjo Motherless Children’s Home in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The five children have since not been found.

It was learnt that children got missing from the facility last Thursday under the cover night and their whereabout still remained largely unknown to the Ogun State Government.

The centre was named after late Chief (Mrs) Stella Obasanjo, wife of Nigerian ex - President Olusegun Obasanjo, who died during her husband's second term in office.

However, the state government which  owns and operates the orphanage home said it has reported the incident concerning the missing five children to the police since Friday after discovering that they allegedly escaped Thursday night.

The state Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Abdulwaheed Odusile, said that the state government is on top of the situation as the department in charge of the Home has reported the matter to the police. 

Odusile  also said it was noteworthy  that the children at the facility do not have free access to go out of the premises as there is no such thoroughfare and are strictly monitored.

He said it was shocking and most surprising that they found their way out of the premises.

He added that  the state government has taken steps to bring them back into the home as the matter was promptly reported to the police and all those on duty on the night of the incident were promptly queried, stressing that the government has also sent signals to all required quarters in order to establish the truth behind the saga.

The commissioner emphasized that the government of Prince Dapo Abiodun would  not in any way condone any injustice, especially when it concerns the welfare of children in Ogun State.

Odusile said: “We are very much in touch with all the agencies of the government concerned. We are conducting our own investigations to establish the facts. We want the public to rest assured that we shall leave no stone unturned to unravel the truth.

“The authorities concerned were duly notified and the police were informed. We did not just report the case to the police, we went a step further to issue queries to everyone on duty that night. If need be, we will set up a panel to further look into the matter, but we want the police to continue their investigation before we take any further step.

“Ogun State is a no-go-area for criminal minded individuals. If it is established that some of our staff were involved in any shady deal, they would be promptly brought to book. We live in a society where we allow the law to take its course,” he said.

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