Chioma Joyfully Rejoins Her Family After 4 Years
Recall that in our last edition, CAPIO documented the case of two female defendants who were arrested while traveling to Lagos in 2016 on the allegation of child trafficking (https://bit.ly/3a7Ft8l) and the child of the first defendant who was suspected to be the victim of the alleged crime was forcefully taken from her by men of the Nigerian Police. The child was subsequently taken to the Ministry of Gender Affairs and Social Development and kept at the Enugu State Government Children Home (FSP Medical Centre) in protective custody.
Rev. Fr. Ambrose Ekereoku OCD (ED CAPIO), Chioma and the Defendant
After four (4) years of legal battle, the Defendants were found not guilty and accordingly discharged and acquitted. However, Chioma was not released to her biological mother owing to the bureaucratic nature of administration. With CAPIO’s relentlessness, the Ministry of Gender Affairs and Social Development was approached on several occasions to release the child to her mother but to no avail. This effort finally yielded success in November 2020, when the child was released and reunited with her mother.
ED CAPIO, Chioma, Bar. Jennifer Onaburekhalen and the Defendant
The defendant and her baby were overwhelmed with joy seeing again after four (4) years of separation. She appreciated CAPIO for her free and selfless services to her family.
Rev. Fr. Ambrose Ekereoku OCD (ED CAPIO) and Chioma