The Lagos State Government, on Monday, uncovers an alleged illegal orphanage, Pro Labore Der (labour for God), at Agemowo village, Badagry, and saved 24 children.


The Lagos State Government, on Monday, uncovers an alleged illegal orphanage, Pro Labore Der (labour for God), at Agemowo village, Badagry, and saved 24 children.


Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development officials said the existence of the illegal home came to notice of the research department of the ministry through a distress call which detailed the activities of the so called orphanage home.

The home owner fled off after sighting the government officials, children and teenagers in the house were rescued. They included a 4-month old baby and a pregnant 17-year-old girl. .

The Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr Agboola Dabiri, said the state government would not go back on its words to make all illegal homes non-existent. 



The commissioner said 20 of the rescued children were being rehabilitated in government homes across the state. 


He added that three of the children, who were identified as physically challenged with Down syndrome, were in a hospital, while one was also ill and had been admitted to an undisclosed hospital.

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