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Ogun  Govt Adopts Abuse Victim, Urges Public To Stop Sharing Viral Video

Daud Olatunji

 In response to a distressing viral video showing the severe beating of a minor, the Ogun State Government has taken significant steps to ensure the safety and well-being of the victim.

PLATFORM TIMES had reported the abuse of the 12-year-old girl by her guardian .

It had been reported that the guardian Temitope Adeyanju inserted firewood into the probate part over alleged stealing N650, fruit and biscuits .

In a press statement released on Friday, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hon.  Adijat Adeleye, expressed appreciation for the concerted efforts of concerned residents and stakeholders. 

She added that their involvement was pivotal in identifying and apprehending the alleged perpetrator, Mrs. Adeyanju Temitope, who is currently in police custody.

She assured the public that the victim is receiving comprehensive medical treatment. 

She said  immediate care will be complemented by ongoing psychosocial support, coordinated by the State Ministries of Women Affairs and Social Development as well as Health. 

According to her, The measures are aimed at addressing both the physical and emotional scars inflicted by the abuse.”

She also disclosed that the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has directed that the victim be adopted by the State Government. 

This adoption includes full care and a commitment to the child’s education, ensuring her future stability and growth.

The statement news partly, “following the update provided earlier regarding the apprehension of the perpetrator, Mrs. Adeyanju Temitope, who is currently in police custody, we would like to inform the public about the ongoing medical treatment being provided to the victim. 

 

“This treatment will be followed up with psychosocial support, courtesy of the joint efforts of the State Ministries of Women Affairs and Social Development as well as Health.

 

“Additionally, the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has graciously directed that the victim be adopted and fully cared for by the State Government, with plans for her education already in place.

 

“In light of the above, we earnestly plead with our partners and stakeholders in the media industry, especially social media influencers and users, to desist from the continuous sharing of the victim’s video. It is important to note that sharing videos involving the abuse of minors violates their dignity and can hinder their reintegration into the society.

 

“With the concerted efforts of the State Government, we firmly believe in the future of our children. This is a clarion call to always practice discretion when reporting cases involving child abuse and gender-based violence. 

 

“Rest assured, we remain committed to ensuring professionalism and protecting the privacy and dignity of victims.”

 

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