Ogun Begins Search For Missing Five Motherless Home Children - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Ogun Begins Search For Missing Five Motherless Home Children


ABEOKUTA - The Ogun state government has said it has taken steps to bring back the five children who allegedly escaped from the Stella Obasanjo Motherless Children's Home in Abeokuta. 


THE ENCOUNTER NEWS gathered that, the five children, all female went missing last Thursday night and the incident was reported on Friday to the police. 


Investigation by THE ENCOUNTER NEWS further revealed that, one of the escapees was being hounded by a baby factory operators in the state, but the effort was rebuffed. 


However, the state government in a statement credited to the State Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Waheed Odusile expressed shock over the sudden disappearance of children, saying they no free access to go out of the premises as they were strictly monitored. 


Odusile said officials of the motherless home on duty have all been queried in order to unravel the truth behind the saga. 


The commissioner emphasized that the government of Prince Dapo Abiodun will 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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