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IGP warns against abandoned children, donates to orphans


Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has warned Nigerians against giving birth to children they cannot cater for.

The IGP said the police would be forced to arrest and prosecute parents who abandon their children to stray on the streets. He said it was a serious sin to produce children and abandon them on the way and creating problems for the people.

Idris was speaking during a visit to an orphanage, Ijamido Children Homes, Ota, Ogun State yesterday to donate food items, writing materials among other items. He said those who were abandoning their children were contributing to crime in the society.


The IGP, who was represented by Area Commander, Area D Mushin, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Akinbayo Olasoji, said:

“Limit the number of children you have. If you cannot take care of them, don’t have them; lest, you put them in danger. If they are not able to eat at home, they will find their way outside and resort to crime.”

ACP Olasoji, who was accompanied by Commander 43 Mobile Police Force, CSP Udu Moses Ogechi, SP Onyinaya Uche Noah, DSP Gayus Yunisa among others, donated foods like bags of rice, garri, beans, several cartons of noodles, packs of fruit juice, tissue rolls.

“I want these children out of crime. When people bring children here, it is to take them out of crime in the society. When there is lack of care and food, children take to the streets and practice pick-pocket among other crimes,” he said.

Meanwhile, popular gospel artiste, Tope Alabi, was present also to donate food items as part of her musical band widow’s mite. “We have been doing this for six years now. I am really startled to see the police here doing the same. I am just overwhelmed that the Nigerian police get involved in such show of love,” Alabi said.

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