Children For Sale! Man Ties His 7 Children To Wheel-barrow, Solicits For Buyers In Imo

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An apparently frustrated father in Owerri yesterday tied his seven children to a wheel-barrow and was on his way to an unknown destination before officials of Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development intervened.

The 44-year-old man, Israel Dike, a native of Odenkume, Obowo Local Government Aarea of Imo State, who resides in Ugwu Ekwema, Egbu Road, Owerri, was going to sell his children, including his set of triplets.

The children’s hands were securely tied to a wheelbarrow while the man was soliciting for buyers for the children, saying he was fed up with his dwindling economic fortunes.

According to a of the staff of the Ministry of Women Affairs who spoke to Vanguard, “Following a tip off, a high powered team led by the Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs. Nma Onyechere, quickly went and rescued the children.”

Disclosing that he planned selling some of them with a view to enabling him take proper care of others, Dike equally lamented that Governor Rochas Okorocha put him in the mess he has found himself today.

“Owelle Okorocha is the cause of what I am passing through today. He made me a promise in the past and has failed to redeem it till today,” Dike said.

Speaking to newsmen at the scene, the commissioner described Dike as a “depressed man, who is mentally deranged.”

While urging Dike’s wife to go for family planning, the commissioner equally promised that government would carefully ascertain the level of the man’s mental problem.

Mrs. Onyechere also said the ministry would find a way of giving out the children to foster parents with a view to ensuring adequate care and their education.

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