No Woman Abandoned Kids At Enugu Police Station, PPRO

By Adadareporters

The news about of a woman dumping her children at Ogui Police Station, Enugu, and subsequently abandoning them on Saturday, March 2, 2024 is untrue.

Our correspondent reports that there have been publications alleging that a mother brought her children to the police station and dumped them. Some reports added that the woman committed suicide shortly after dumping her kids at the station.

According to the state police public relations officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, “These reports are untrue and misleading. Hence, the command clarifies and presents an accurate account of the incident.

“On March 2, at about 8:30am, the Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) of Central Police Station (CPS) and Ogui Police Division received distress calls alleging that a woman abandoned her three children in front of God Is Good terminal along Ogui road by Osisatech roundabout, Enugu.

“The callers further alleged that the woman stripped herself naked due to a mental disorder before running off to an unknown destination. The DPOs and their teams immediately moved to the scene, where they found and took the children to Ogui Police Station and commenced investigations to locate their mother.”

Ndukwe said during investigations, Mrs Nkechinyere Mbah, wife of the Executive Governor of Enugu State, visited the police station, and offered scholarships to all the three children, aged six, three and two years, respectively.

Quoting Ndukwe, “Afterward, they were handed over to the Ministry of Gender Affairs and Social Development through Mrs Ngozi Enih, the commissioner overseeing the ministry.

“The woman’s husband reported to the police station, and stated that his yet-to-be seen wife recently started displaying strange behaviours, which suggested signs of mental health issues.

“He further stated that he returned from work in the morning hours of the said day of the incident, and met the absence of his wife and the children at their home at the Ugwuaji area of Enugu South Local Government Area.”

The PPRO said contrary to the viral publications on the matter, there was no such incident of the said woman dumping the children and committing suicide through a fatal motor accident in front of Ogui Police Station.

He continued, “There was no fatal motor-pedestrian accident recorded in front of the police station or along the entire stretch of Ogui Road, Enugu, on March 2, 2024.

“While investigative actions are on course to trace the whereabouts and ascertain the condition of the woman, the public has been enjoined to disregard the untrue and misleading publications.”

He advised the publishers to always investigate and get their facts right before rushing to the press with such information that is capable of misinforming and misleading the public.

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