Man Abandons 8-Year-Old Boy In Delta Car Park (Photo)

A commercial driver in Agbor, Delta State, is sending a strong appeal to Nigerians for help to reunite an 8-year-old boy with his family. The boy was abandoned in the driver’s vehicle at Agbor, The Sun reports.

According to the driver (name withheld), the boy has not been in contact with his family since September 3, 2016, after the kid and his father had boarded a vehicle from Asaba to Agbor.

The driver, who said he was heading to Benin City, had made a stop-over at the Uromi Road junction motor park where some passengers disembarked. However, when he was ready to take off again, his attention was drawn to the little boy by a passenger who noticed that the boy had been abandoned.

The boy’s father had apparently absconded, leaving the boy to his fate. Determined to find the boy’s father, the driver returned to the park in search of him. Unfortunately, there was no trace of him. All efforts to locate him proved futile.

To worsen the situation, the little boy couldn’t give an account of his identity or where he was going to. The driver had to take the child to the Divisional Police Headquarters in Agbor, Delta State, where he narrated the boy’s ordeal.

The Police and the Delta State Ministry of Women Affairs, Community and Social Development in Asaba are collaborating to ensure that they get useful information that might help the boy reunite with his family.

At the moment, the child is at an orphanage in Agbor. Assistant Chief Social Welfare Officer in Asaba, Mr. Ogoegbunam Adibeli, said till date, the child had not been able to disclose his name or his background. 

Anyone with useful information on the boy or how the child might be reunited with his family should contact the Divisional Police Headquarters in Agbor, Ministry of Women Affairs, the community or Social Development, Asaba. The Assistant Social Welfare Officer, Mr. Ogoegbunam Adibeli may be reached on 08060517515.

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