Three children are crying for their parents who abandoned them in a boarding school in Abule-Iroko in the Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State for eight years.
According to Punch report, the children Seun Adepegba 14, Seyi 10 and Titilola 13, were enrolled by their father, Mr Segun Adepegba at the Solid Model College in 2007.
The school proprietor, Mr Samuel Ayegbusi, disclosed that the father who enrolled them on September 24, 2007, claimed to have just separated from their mother and could not afford to take care of them.
“Mr Adepegba had pleaded with me to accept them in the boarding school. Mr Adepegba’s sister promised to bear the cost of their upkeep. They paid an initial N150, 000 for the three children for the first term,” he said.
However, their father did not keep his end of the deal as after the first term he did not show up to take his children home for holiday and efforts to reach him proved abortive.
The proprietor said: “Whenever we called him and he realised who was talking on the phone, he would switch off his phones and for the next two weeks, the numbers would not be available. When the school contacted their father’s sisters, we were told that they had travelled out of the country.
“When we called one of them, we were told that they had sent money to Mr Adepegba to defray the children’s school fees and upkeep. But Mr. Adepegba has never come here to make any payment since the initial deposit he made in 2007.”
The proprietor reveals that the school has spent over N7m taking care of Adepegba’s children since 2007.