Ogun State Government has said it had begun an investigation of the alleged molestation of two minors by one Mr Atunde, proprietor of the Light of Hope Orphanage in Akute, Ifo Local Government area of the state.
The State commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Elizabeth Sonubi made this known, adding that the government will not fold its arms and watch some bad elements under whatever guise bastardize its programmes on care for children in the State.
“Shortly after the allegation was brought to the knowledge of the Ministry, we immediately swung into action by directing the Child Protection Network Committee, which has responsibility to handle such matters to commence full investigations.
“No stone would be left unturned to get to the root of the matter and if he is found guilty, the proprietor would be sanctioned accordingly.
“The Ministry has commenced full scale investigations into the matter and if found guilty, we will take immediate and necessary actions against the proprietor.
“We also plan to visit the orphanage to interview children in the Home and if need be, relocate them. We shall get to the root of the matter.”
“I enjoin the public to feel free and report any case of misdemeanor to the Ministry, and I assured you that the Senator Ibikunle Amosun-led administration remained committed to the welfare of all and sundry in the State,” Sonubi said.