The Edo State authorities has evacuated 15 children from the God’s Personal Orphanage, in Benin, pending the conclusion of on-going investigation into the case of a Elo Ogidi, who was allegedly stolen from the Christ Embassy Church, Oregun, Lagos and found at the orphanage in Benin.
4-year-old Ogidi was stolen throughout a church service in July and found final Friday, at the God’s Personal Orphanage, when policemen raided the facility after a tip-off.
Talking with journalists on Friday, after sealing off the residence, positioned at 25 Davies Road, off 2nd Dr. Garrick Structure, the Commissioner for Ladies Affairs and Social Growth, Magdalene Ohenhen, stated the administration of the residence didn’t comply with due course of in admitting Elo into the facility.
She stated throughout the operation, the police additionally found that the orphanage had three other children who weren’t documented with the ministry as required by legislation.
Ohenhen maintained that there have been guidelines and laws guiding the operations of orphanages in the state, however that the administration didn’t abide by them.
“The process is that earlier than you settle for a toddler into an orphanage in the state, the operator of the residence should inform the state authorities by the state’s Ministry of Ladies Affairs and Social Growth.
“The proprietor of God’s Personal Orphanage didn’t inform authorities earlier than admitting Elo, who was reported lacking in a church in Lagos, earlier than accommodating her in the residence,”
She famous that 15 children in the orphanage numbering about 15 are being moved to a safer centre, where they are going to be below the custody of the Edo State Authorities, pending when investigation on the actions of the house is concluded.
“Children in the orphanage numbering about 15 are being moved to a safer centre, where they are going to be below the custody of the Edo State authorities, pending when investigation on the actions of the house is concluded,” she stated.