Bayelsa State government yesterday reunites a two month old baby Success, rescued from suspected child theft at Azikoro Community, last month to the legitimate mother, Joy Lucky after spending One month at the Gloryland Orphanage, Opolo.
A Magistrate Court sitting in Yenagoa had early this month ordered for the remand a 30-year-old man, Kingsley Solomon, at the Nigeria Correctional Centre, Okaka, for allegedly stealing a two-month old baby.
Solomon, who was arraigned by the Bayelsa State Police Command before Magistrate Sarah B. I. Avoh on two counts bothering on assault and child stealing, had claimed that he was original father of the child, when he forcefully collected the child from the mother and made away to an unknown destination.
But respite came to way of the child and the mother, when Founder of Eunice Nnachi Women Advocacy Foundation (ENWAF), met the suspect with a child and invited the Azikoro Police division, to investigate the circumstances surrounding the handling of a two-month-old baby by a man who is not capable to take care of the child.
Bayelsa State Commissioner for Women, Children Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Faith Opene, who returned the child to the mother, has commended the members (ENWAF) for partnering with the ministry in catering for the welfare of women and children in the state.
She advised young girls in the state to embrace knowledge through education or skills acquisition in order to financially empower themselves before they start to produce children.
She urged all mothers to take proper care of their children in order to have a better society.
She said: “Young girls should take their education seriously, learn a trade or get skills that would make their lives meaningful
The founder of ENWAF, Lady Eunice Nnachi, expressed happiness over the safe return of the child to the mother, urging parent to be responsible in training their children in order to have a progressive Society. (Nigerian Pilot)