Slug: Anambra govt withdraws certificate of orphanage over missing baby Anambra State Government yesterday ordered the immediate closure of the Christian Relief Compassionate/Motherless Babies Home, Obosi Idemmili North Local Government Area over missing baby in their care. Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Lady Henrietta Agbata who announced this in a statement said the Ministry is dismayed by the theft of a baby boy kept under the care of the home go. Agbata explained that Orphanages are Child Care Institutions where children in need of care, attention and protection are kept temporarily before being united with their kit and kin wondered the parents that brought the missing child must be feeling. She ordered the withdrawal of their certificate of Registration within the next 72 hours from the date of the receipt of the letter of withdrawal. The statement went further to direct the home to inform parents and guardians of children in their home to collect their wards/ children pending when their certificate of registration will be restored back to them. It would be recalled that two months old Master Chidalu Nwite son of Mr. Sunday Nwite disappeared from the Compassionate home a month after its parents deposited him there for care giving as a result of mental illness suffered by the child’s mother. Though our correspondent could not speak with Mr Maxwell Ogazi who rus the home, Ogazi had in a previous interview accused the father of the baby of complicity in the theft, saying that Nwite who refused to come and complete registration formalities for the baby only surfaced to demand his baby an hour after the baby was stolen by a lady who visited the home and posed as a church worker.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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