The Victim, Zino
Following a cry for help online, a two-year-old minor who was allegedly being maltreated and starved by his father and step mum has been rescued and taken to the hospital by an activist in Delta state.
The boy’s story was shared by a Facebook user, Kwin Oge, as she alleged that the child is being maltreated.
Sharing the child’s photos on social media, she called on the Delta state government for help as she wrote;
“Mr kwin Oge wall
This is Zino. A 2 year old child whom the biological mother dropped with his biological father and step mother at No 113 Okumagba Avenue, Ojabugbe junction off Deco Road, Warri, Delta State. Since then the father and step mother has been giving this child all sorts of maltreatment and starvation.
Please I call on the Delta state government and all human right activists to come to the aid of this child as the father and step mother has refused neighbours from feeding the boy even when they have refused to give him food. They lock him up in dark room and beat him up when he receives help from neighbours.
Neighbours now are afraid to help so they don’t end up killing him. Please come to the aid of this child.Please help repost till he gets an helper” She wrote on her page on Facebook.
A Nigerian activist Harrison Gwamnishu on hearing the story, rescue the child and took him to the hospital.
Gwamnishu has given an update about the child on his Facebook page, as he states that the father has been arrested ad the child taking to the hospital.
“’2-YEAR OLD #SaveZINO RESCUED IN WARRI.
You called and we responded swiftly despite health challenges.
TEST CARRIED OUT
> HIV > NEGATIVE
> BLOOD: 30%
> SUGAR LEVEL> 68
> MALARIA > 1
He’s malnourished and currently on admission. Father arrested and detained at B Division Warri.
Abuse and neglect hit kids hard and abused children are in no shape to defend their rights. Behind Bars and other passionate Nigerians are always here to stand in the gap and represent their interest.” he wrote