The below question from the Bible was answered in the affirmative in Abeokuta, Ogun state as a couple on Tuesday April 28, 2015 abandoned their four-year old child at the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, and fled.
The couple, in a note found on the child, claimed they were no longer able to care for the child.
Can a woman forget her nursing child? Will she have no compassion on the child from her womb? Although mothers may forget, I will not forget you. Isaiah 49:15
Witnesses said the couple came to the hospital in the morning with the child under the pretext of coming for treatment. They then headed straight to the physiotherapy department at the administrative block of the hospital.
However, hours later, at about 12.20pm, hospital staff noticed the child was without her parents.
A search of the little girl’s pockets revealed a note. It stated simply that the parents were no longer able to care for their mentally-challenged child.
The social welfare department of the hospital immediately contacted the police authorities.
When contacted,the medical director of the hospital, Oladapo Sotiloye, confirmed the incident.
He explained that the management had reported the case to the police, while arrangements were ongoing to transfer the girl to the state government-owned Stella Obasanjo Motherless Home.