Secretary of Social Development Secretariat (SDS) of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Mr. Oladimeji Ali-Hassan has ordered the fortification of orphanage homes in the Territory, following the sudden disappearance of 14 years old boy from Gwako orphanage home in Gwagwalada Area Council.
The Secretary, who gave the name of the boy as Moses Audi who hails from Kaduna state, revealed that the police has intensified efforts to trace the boy with a view to returning him to the home.
Hassan, also revealed that the boy who was brought to the secretariat by the police on March 13, 2018, suddenly disappeared on March 28, 2018 from Gwako orphanage home after 15 days, just as he assured that the police is on top of the situation.
According to him, “the boy in question was identified by the police as Moses Audi, a 14 years old boy who hailed from Kaduna. The secretariat took custody of the boy as part of its mandate on that same day and took him to Gwako orphanage home.
“Two weeks after, the coordinator of the home reported that the boy has escaped from the home with some cash and valuable items.
“From the reports available, it is very clear that the street boy escaped because of the regimented nature of the home and he has records of criminal t“But I want to assure residents of FCT that the police is on top of the situation and the boy in question will be fished out. I have also ordered for security to be beefed up in all our orphanage homes in the Territory.”
The secretary also tasked coordinators of orphanage homes to be more vigilant in the discharge of their duties.