The body of a 25-year-old physically-challenged man
was on Wednesday found lying lifeless on Oza Street,
Off Sakponba Road in Benin.
MONTY gathered, that disease, simply identified as Danjuma, died on Tuesday after he was abandoned by unknown
persons in front of his uncle’s house. The late man,
who hailed from Plateau State, was said to have been
dumped in a dust bin by his uncle, identified as
Arase, who also threatened to deal with anyone who
tried to rescue the boy.
It was gathered that succour, however, came the way
of the late Danjuma when a women group, Forum for
Nigerian Women in Politics, rescued him from the
dump and took him to a private hospital in Benin,
before he was later reportedly taken to the state
ministry for women affairs.But the deceased’s hope
of survival was cut short, when unknown persons
were said to have brought him back and left him in
front of his uncles’s house last Thursday and later
found dead on Tuesday.Some residents, who
declined mentioning their names, said that they woke
up to find the lifeless body of the 24-year-old.“I think
he must have been brought here in the night on last
Thursday but I don’t know who brought him.“We saw
him dead yesterday,” one of them said.
The President of FONWIP, Mrs. Florence Gbinigie, who said that she was surprised to see that the boy was dead,
explained that she saw him lying lifeless beside his
wheelchair.She said, “I felt very sad because that was
not how he was when he was discharged from the hospital.
“I noticed that he was dead with a lot of flies
on his body so I covered him with a cloth.”“The
ministry should explain to us how the boy got there
and how his case became worst to the point of death.
“They told us they were taking good care of the
boy.“So why did his condition become this
bad?”Efforts to reach the Ministry of Women Affairs
and the Edo State Command of the Nigeria Police on
the matter were unsuccessful at press time.