A two-year-old boy who was allegedly being maltreated and starved by his father and step mum has been rescued in Delta State, IgbereTV reports.
The child’s plight was delivered to social media by a Facebook user, Kwin Oge. She shared photos of the kid on her page with the caption;
”Mr kwin Oge wall
This is Zino. A 2-year-old child whom the biological mother dropped together with his biological father and stepmother at No 113 Okumagba Avenue, Ojabugbe junction off Deco Road, Warri, Delta State. Since then the daddy and stepmother are giving this child all kinds of maltreatment and starvation. Please I turn the Delta government and everyone right activist to return to the help of this child because the father and stepmother have refused neighbors from feeding the boy even once they have refused to offer him food. They lock him up within the darkroom and beat him up when he receives help from neighbors. Neighbors now are afraid to assist so that they don’t find themselves killing him.
Please come to the help of this child.
Please help repost till he gets a helper”
Activist Harrison Gwamnishu got involved within the case and has helped to rescue the kid. He gave an update about the kid on his Facebook page. consistent with him, the boy has been taken to the hospital while the daddy has been arrested.
“2-YEAR OLD #SaveZINO RESCUED IN WARRI.
You called and that we responded swiftly despite health challenges.
> HIV > NEGATIVE
> BLOOD: 30%
> SUGAR LEVEL> 68
> MALARIA > 1
He’s malnourished and currently on admission. Father arrested and detained at B Division Warri.
Abuse and neglect hit kids hard and abused children are in no shape to defend their rights. Behind Bars and other passionate Nigerians are always here to face within the gap and represent their interest.
We appreciate other Human Rights teams that joined during this intervention Israel Joe CAHR and WARRI Aproko for using his platform to sensitize the general public.
Special because of our BEHIND BARS INTERVENTION TEAM led by Ejiroghene Abigail Loromeke.
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