Friday, May 1, 2015

Photo: Touching Story Of A Little Boy Abandoned By His Mother At A Lagos Filling Station

This story leaves me speechless. A nine-year-old boy, identified only as Kingsley, was on Thursday abandoned at a filling station at Adetola bus stop on Ijaiye Road, Agbado, Lagos State, by his mother.

It was learnt that the mother, Blessing, allegedly tortured him for greeting a neighbour.

She was said to have brought the boy from Ojuelegba, where they live and dumped him at the station around 7am.


Punch Metro gathered that Blessing left the area after telling the child that she wanted to buy some items at a nearby shop.

Some Good Samaritans, however, later bought food for the kid before he was taken to the Ijaiye Police Station around 11am.

Kinglsey’s body was full of scars for which he held his mother responsible.

“Mummy beat me because I greeted our neighbour. She and the neighbour are quarrelling and she warned me not to greet her. She beat me with a stick when she saw me with the woman,” Kingsley said.

The primary two pupil said he had been a victim of malnutrition and abuse since her parents divorced each other.

“My mother and I moved to Lagos from Calabar (Cross River State) after she divorced my daddy.

“I live in Ojuelegba with her and my stepfather, Jonathan. She beats me every day.

“She will give me lashes for not waking up early to do domestic chores. At times, she won’t give me food to punish me.”

An employee of the filling station, who gave his name only as Deji, lamented Kingsley’s situation. He said the mother would be attacked by an angry mob if she came back.

“I don’t know what the world is turning to. When some families are still praying to have children, a mother is maltreating her own to the point of dumping him. What could he have done to warrant being treated in such a heartless manner?

“This place was crowded in the morning and we did not know when she dumped him. He was sitting in a tricycle when I approached him. Some angry youths just left here. They would have given his mother the beating of her life if she had come back.”

A Good Samaritan, who did not want his name in print, said he saw the boy sitting helplessly in a corner in the filling station.

He added that the boy was so hungry that he gulped the food and drink that were bought for him.

He said, “I was coming back from the office and popped over to buy petrol.

“I saw the boy sitting in a corner. There was blood in his head and hands. We decided to buy him rice and a drink. He was taken to the Ijaiye Police Station and they promised to take him to hospital to treat his injuries.”

The Supervisor of the filling station, Adeola Olufunwa, said she was nearly detained at the station on the matter.

She said, “I was the one who noticed the boy’s presence around us and I alerted my colleagues.

“But funny enough, the police wanted to detain me for a case I knew nothing about.”

The Lagos Police Spokesperson, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, promised to get back to our correspondent.




42 comments:

  1. EDDY WIZ 19 March 2015 at 02:24
    MR EDDY said this heat wan kill person o.

    I pray he ever forgives her. Poor boy.
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  2. EDDY WIZ 19 March 2015 at 02:24
    MR EDDY said this heat wan kill person o.

    I pray he ever forgives her. Poor boy.
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    ^™THAT EDO BOY.COM~

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  3. Wonders will never end. I pray the boy gets better people to care for him.

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  4. Some people don’t deserve a child

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  5. He might not be saying the total truth

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  6. What is the world turning to? she is so heartless

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  7. I am sure his mother dumped him because of her new husband. Irresponsible woman

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  8. I am sure his mother dumped him because of her new husband. Irresponsible woman

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  9. transfer of agression...The little dude is paying for his daddy's sins.....wicked woman

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  10. When some people are looking for just one to pamper somebody is maltreating the one God gave her. God will judge you accordingly

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  11. Orisi risi lo n se le.

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  12. They want to detain the complainant? This is why I avoid police stations

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  13. They want to detain the complainant? This is why I avoid police stations

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  14. What if ritualists were the ones that saw him first hmm

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  15. Child abuse at the highest level. The mother should be dealt with

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  16. She would have done better if she dumped the boy at an orphanage, not a filling station for God's sake

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  17. Strange but true, Nkan nbe live

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  18. What could have made a mother be so cruel to her own son? Na wa o

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  19. The woman is a total disgrace to motherhood

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  20. The mama of the boy wicked sha

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  21. So disheartening.

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  22. She deserves to be stoned in the market. Why transferring aggression on him? I am sure his father dumped you because of your bad character

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  23. Poor Boy, and one day when the boy makes it she would wanna lay claims on whatever hhe has!! And that he must help her cos she gave birth to him!!

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  24. She should have left the boy with the father or relatives before relocating that is if it isn't a game wanting to be played by his mother

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  25. Heartless irresponsible woman

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  26. Some women are not worthy to be mothers,poor child.

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  27. Hmm, nawa o! Well am nt surprised, I av seen worse.

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  28. Well, this is a second case from calabar area.sorry, am not being discriminatory. There is this case of a 15year old boy who ran from home b/cos the step mother was hostile to him.He is parents separated and he was brought to Lagos from crossriver state to Lagos.He was sleeping rough at Agboju market when a lady decided to harbour him.No sooner the lady decided to use him for ritual.A man came to the house one day, the boy was instructed to follow him and he was instructed to carry rice sack with a machete that was latter used to hack his neck.As he was shouting, a farmer was alerted and wholly called people of Abule Ado.They ran after the ritualists who got away in a white Volkswagen beetle. The boy was brought to Isolo.General hospital where I was working. We did all possible to help this boy.The spinal cord was affected from kneck down. He was referred to LUTH. Where he was being cared for by a Neurologist.The prognosis, I was not allowed to know.This is the faith of most unfortunate children

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