By Phil Okose Onitsha
The Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, in Anambra State, Lady Ndidi Mezue, through the Social Welfare Department of the ministry, last Thursday, rescued a mentally challenged and her infant baby who lived dangerously in a gangway under Niger Bridge Onitsha.
The rescue was effected following a tip-off to the Honorable Commissioner by an Asaba, Delta state capital based resident who plies the route on daily basis to work at Nigeria Bottling Company Onitsha.
On receiving the tip-off for help, the Honorable Commissioner was said to have immediately deployed a team of social workers who after days of planning and visits to the dangerous aboard of the nursing mother, successfully rescued her and her son.
During interrogation which was personally conducted by Lady Ndidi Mezue at her office, the mentally challenged lady gave her name as Ngozi, an indigene of Abia state and a former resident of Onitsha Army Barracks.
Speaking soon after the rescue, Lady Mezue, said “I am relieved that this difficult rescue operation was carried out successfully by my team, we equally recovered a large amount of money from her”.
” I am glad that mother and child are being taken care of in government facility until the girl’s family comes forward to identify her” she posited.