Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Photo: Couple Abandon 4-Year Old Mentally Challenged Child In Hospital

A couple on Tuesday abandoned their four-year old child at the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, and fled.

The couple, in a note found on the child, claimed they were no longer able to care for the child.

Witnesses said the couple came to the hospital in the morning with the child under the pretext of coming for treatment. They then headed straight to the physiotherapy department at the administrative block of the hospital.


However, hours later, at about 12.20pm, hospital staff noticed the child was without her parents.

A search in her pockets revealed a note stating that the parents were unable to care for the mentally-challenged child.

The social welfare department of the hospital immediately contacted the police authorities.

When contacted, the medical director of the hospital, Oladapo Sotiloye, confirmed the incident.

He explained that the management had reported the case to the police, while arrangements were ongoing to transfer the girl to the state government-owned Stella Obasanjo Motherless Home.


36 comments:

  1. Come to think of it, I've never seen a mad child before.. as in a child like 6 7 10 or 12 years old. Only adults run mad. Hmmm

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    1. Mentally challenged does not necessarily mean mad please, do your homework, she may just be impaired to some degree.

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    2. Mad is a very derogatory word to use @sunshine

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    3. Developmental disability would have been better.

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    4. Teachers I knew wat I was saying when I said 'mad". I don't mean disabled or slow kids, I mean raving mad like u see mad men on the street. So make una understand d difference Pls. I mean mad as in correct mad person we see on the road.

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  2. Poor little girl she never asked for this

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  3. May God heal her

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  4. Some parents sha I feel sorry for her

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  5. It is well, it is well with your soul little child. May God help and teach some of us to have compassion. Amen

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  6. The child may get heal of her condition one day who knows. Some parents are not grateful

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  7. When some people are praying seriously for one. What a world

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  8. What her parents forgot is that her case is not hopeless.

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  9. If only they can persevere, the kid might get well some day

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  10. @ sunshine, mentally challenged does not mean a person is mad. What it means is that the mental capacity is not developing at par with the person's age. There is a below-average intelligence or mental ability and a lack of skills necessary for day-to-day living. They can and do learn new skills, but they learn them more slowly.

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  11. May God put the parent to shame

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  12. I on't blame them o

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    1. So who should be blamed? God Abi

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    2. So you saying you can do the same

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  13. Wicked parents, why bring her to the world when you can't take care of her

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  14. This is another sign of end time, when parents will no longer love their own blood

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  15. Kids like this end up being somebody in life.

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  16. hmmmm nawa oh some ungrateful pple sha

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  17. A lot of unusual things happening.

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  18. She is in better hands now thank God, better than being with her parents

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  19. I say dere's God o to the parent

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