Photo: Unknown Man Impregnates, Dumps 17-Year Old In Ogun

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May God not let the story of our lives be upside down.
Culled from Punch
The fate of a lady, identified simply as Ifeoma, who is
believed to be between 16 and 17 years old, has been giving residents of Ilaro,
in the Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State, a cause for concern.
It was said that she had been beaten and impregnated before
being dumped in Ilaro, where she had been living beside a building on Upper
Leslie Road, Ilaro, for over nine months at the mercy of the elements.

Ifeoma was said to have been dumped by the roundabout along
Upper Leslie Road around May 2014 by an unidentified person.
On the fateful day she was dumped at the spot, the residents
recalled that her face was swollen, while marks were seen over her body.
It was gathered that Ifeoma exhibited traits of someone who
was mentally-challenged, such as smilling when there was no need for it, and
throwing nothing in particular into her mouth.
Sitting by two bagfull of used clothes given to her by Good
Samaritans and another one full of plastic plates, Ifeoma was also incoherent
while responding to some questions put to her by our correspondent.
Miss Beauty Saliu, a graduate-apprentice in a bead store in
front of the building where Ifeoma stays, had become Ifeoma’s benefactor.
She said, “It was sometime in June, when I returned from a
trip, that I saw this girl by the roadside. Her face was swollen and she looked
like someone that had been beaten up thoroughly. She was always outside there
in the rain and in the sun. At night, she would retire to the side of the
building and sleep there.”
Saliu said she later discovered that Ifeoma had been
impregnated.
She said, “After about three months, she began to exhibit
symptoms of an expectant mother. She vomitted and was sleeping endlessly.
“I took her to the health centre here in Ilaro, and also
took her to a laboratory and did a scan.
“She was indeed pregnant, and nobody knew how she was
impregnated. I had to register her for ante-natal care and continue to pay all
the bills.”
Saliu said a few days to the delivery date, she contacted
the Olu of Ilaro, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, intimating him of the predicament of
Ifeoma.
Saliu added, “I was the one doing everything for her. She
came dressed only in knickers and a vest. I had to buy a new set of underwear
and clothes for her.
“When her delivery date was near, I wrote to the Oba of
Ilaro, intimating him of Ifeoma’s condition. Kabiyesi said I should contact his
personal assistant, which I did.”
Saliu said exactly on January 10, 2015, Ifeoma was delivered
of a baby girl at the health centre where she had her ante-natal, and on third
day, the baby, now named Toluwani Amosun, was moved to an orphanage in Ilaro,
named Future Leaders Orphanage, on the orders of the monarch.
When our correspondent visited the orphanage on Thursday,
Toluwani was asleep in her cute cot.
But Ifeoma could neither remember where she hailed from nor
her parents’ names. She also replied to every question put to her in pidgin
Engilsh.
Part of the conversation goes thus;
Punch Metro: Where did you come from?
Ifeoma: “I come from Lagos, Agofure Motor Park, Lagos.”
Punch Metro: What about your parents?
Ifeoma: My papa and mama don die, dem dey village. My sister
name na Faith and Favour.
She then smilled and turned away her face from our
correspondent.
Punch Metro: Who brought you to Ilaro?
Ifeoma: One boy.
Ifeoma, however, said she wanted to go home, but was unable
to tell PUNCH Metro where her home was.

Ifeoma’s benefactors said they hoped that someone who knew
her would show up and show her the way home with her baby.

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