Edo to prosecute relatives of dustbin man
Edo State Government has said it would ensure arrest and prosecution of relatives of Edo dustbin man, Danjuma who was left to die on the streets.
It denied reports that officials of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development dumped Danjuma in front of his uncle’s house at Oza street.
Late Danjuma was dumped on a refuse heap by his uncle where he spent over 30 days under the rain and sun.
He was rescued by some non-governmental organizations and later dumped at the office of Blessing Maijida, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development.
Danjuma later resurfaced in front of his uncle’s house and died four days later.
Maijida who spoke to journalists on Thursday explained that the ministry was not responsible for the rehabilitation of adults but that Danjuma was treated and taken to one of his aunt, Madam Josephine.
The Commissioner who expressed shock at the death of Danjuma said the ministry was not aware that he was returned to the streets.
She said the aunt agreed to care for Danjuma with support from the ministry.
According to her, “we arrested the uncle for attempted murder and he took us to another family member. We promised to assist in any area and did not know that she would take him back to the street.”
“We took care of Danjuma of one month before we found out that he has relatives. He was brought here and left at the door of my office. The aunt will be arrested for murder.”
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