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Ogun State Arrests 3 Illegal Orphanage Home Operators

Yesterday, Elizabeth Sonubi, the Ogun State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, disclosed that the state government had uncovered three fake orphanages in different parts of the state and handed their operators to the  law enforcement agencies for prosecution in accordance with the law.Sonubi said this in Abeokuta at a get-together organised for children in all the 15 registered children homes and orphanages across the state.

According to Sonubi, the government has concluded arrangement to review operational policies of the homes and orphanages to reflect current trends, by putting  in place a mechanism  to monitor them effectively.

“Following the monitoring mechanism put in place, the ministry was able to discover three unregistered orphanages in different parts of the state and handed their promoters over to law enforcement agencies for prosecution in accordance with the law. We will  continue to monitor activities of the  registered children’s homes and orphanages in the state to ensure that they do not involve in unwholesome practices such as  baby making factories as  recently found in some parts of the country,” she said.

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