Woman abandons 4-year-old son at Gambling House in Enugu

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A woman, who used her 4-year-old son as gambling collateral abandoned him after incurring huge loses.

An Enugu based woman allegedly used her four-year-old son to gamble.

It was learnt that the woman abandoned the boy in the betting shop and disappeared after she incurred a huge loss.

The incident occurred at Moore House Street, Ogui in the state capital on Thursday evening.

Residents of the area said the woman left her son in the Lotto shop after she incurred a huge loss. The little boy was later taken to Ogui police station after a long wait for his mother’s return.

A police officer, anonymous, narrated how a little child was brought to the station by some persons who claimed his mother used him as collateral to play lotto.

He stated the child had been crying and calling for his mother since he was brought to the station and that they were having difficulty getting any information from him because the boy could barely talk.

The officer said the station had launched an investigation into the incident.

“The boy from his looks is less than four years old and was brought to our station by some people who claimed his mother used him to play lotto in Moore House Street, Ogui Enugu.

“We have been unable to gather any helpful information from the little child because he doesn’t talk very well but we hope to commence full investigation following the lead provided by the good Samaritans who brought the boy to the station,” the Officer said.








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