Anambra Motherless Home Denies Selling 2 Month-Old Baby Kept In Its CustodyLatest News, News, News From The State Sunday, January 19th, 2014
… Calls For Thorough Security Investigations
IGNATIUS OKPARA in Awka
Management of an Obosi, Anambra state, based motherless babies home, Christian Compassionate and Motherless Babies Home has denied selling a two months old baby kept in its care by one Mr Sunday Nwite as being rumoured.
Proprietor of the home, Pastor Maxwell Ogazi in a press release made available to journalists in Awka Sunday called on the police and other security authorities to launch a thorough investigation into the matter, as the disappearance of the baby from the home is also a mystery to it.
According to the management of the home, Baby Chimdalu was deposited in the home in October 2013 by its father, Mr Nwite, who claimed that his wife was mentally ill and incapable of nurturing the baby, and that he needed the services of the home for the care of the baby as he had no relatives to take care of him.
Though Mr Nwite according him, had deposited N20, 000 for the baby’s upkeep and promised to return to sign an agreement with the home, but never showed up again, even when the home kept on calling him to return and complete registration formalities needed.
The release stated that a month after the baby was brought to the home, a lady who claimed to be from the Legion of Mary, by the name Amaka visited the home to carry out works of mercy.
“She washed, swept and played with the children, and when it was late, she begged staffers of the home to let her pass the night as her friend with who she intended to stay with was out of town.
“It was in the morning that the said Amaka made away with baby Chimdi, and barely an hour after the baby got missing Mr Nwite surfaced and demanded to take his baby”
The proprietor of the Home, Pastor Ogazi called on police authority to also investigate Mr Nwite as the circumstances that surrounded the stealing of the baby, and the resurfacing of Mr Nwite barely an hour later to demand for his baby after a long refusal to show up and complete registration formalities left a lot in doubt.
“We are calling on police authorities to investigate this matter thoroughly because the circumstance of the stealing of this baby is a mystery to us. The police should also investigate Mr Nwite because a relative of his with whom he brought the baby in October last year had earlier come to demand for the baby, and when Nwite was contacted he claimed to be in Abuja.
“The same relative is today telling us that if we want the matter to die, we should give him the sum of N300, 000. We are hoping that the police will look into the matter, especially as we have found out that almost everything Mr Nwite filled in the form as reason for bringing the baby to us and even his address were all false and fake”, the statement disclosed.
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