July 02, (THEWILL) – Sequel to the incessant stealing and selling of babies across the state, a non-governmental organisation, under the aegis of Eunice Nnachi Women Advocacy Foundation (ENWAF), recently apprehended a 35-year-old man, identified as Kingsley Solomon, for allegedly adopting a baby of two months.
A source, who was with the baby when ENWAF was alerted, identified as Madam Justina, said Kingsley Solomon, who is partly Esan, Edo and Ogbia, Bayelsa States, was with baby Success around Azikoro Health Centre. “He came to borrow money from me for transport, to his mother’s place in Ogbia.
“Unfortunately I didn’t have money to give him and seeing the baby crying profusely, I collected the baby, changed diapers first, gave her pap and milk, before, I asked him where the mother was. He said the mother threw the baby at him. After feeding the baby, I told him I don’t have money.”
Kingsley said this baby belongs to him and that he is taking her to his mother’s place in Ogbia. In the cause of his narration, a journalist passing by, alerted one Lady Eunice Nnachi, who came and invited Operatives of Azikoro police.
ENWAF CEO/Founder, Lady Eunice Nnachi, said, “I was called by a fellow journalist to intervene. I called the police, on arrival, they packed everybody to the police station with their van.
“I later took the baby, Success, to Gloryland Orphanage home, at Opolo area of Bayelsa state. Police asked Kingsley to produce the little baby’s mother, he said he doesn’t have her contact. So how did you contact her? he said her relations directed him, which led to him being remanded in Police custody.”
The mother of the baby, identified as Joy Lucky, who came to Azikoro police station the following day, to make a report, later realised that Kingsley was in a police cell, said she had a casual affair with Kingsley Solomon during the peak of the flood last year, while she was three to four months pregnant for another person, identified as Alfred.
She said she had told Kingsley that she was already pregnant, but was in dire need of money, hence her affair with him in a hotel along Bayelsa palm area, for two hours.
According to her, the duo went their separate ways after the affair, only for Kingsley to reappear when she was eight months pregnant, to claim the unborn baby, this angered Alfred, whom she was living with.
As he was claiming to be the father of the unborn child, this left the alleged father, Alfred, furious, thereby denying Joy access to his house, and chased her away, during which she went back to Idafe, whom she claimed to have four children with.
After two months of child birth, Kingsley resurfaced at Idafe’s house, to claim the baby, Joy and Idafe refused him access to the baby.
When Joy refused handing over the child to Kingsley, and Idafe was not around, he forcefully took her baby away after a fight, which left her injured and unconscious for a short period of time.
The said Kingsley was identified as a suspect when the baby was found with him crying profusely and he could not produce the mother or give evidence of being the father to the child.
Currently, Kingsley Solomon is cooling his heels in the custody of the police and the paternity of the child has become a dispute.
The child has been handed over to the state government, in the care of the state motherless babies home, where she is being adequately taken care of until all investigations are concluded.
Meanwhile, the mother, Joy Lucky, is appealing to all stakeholders, including good spirited people in the state to come to her aid to solve the issue and help her gain custody of her child.
According to the Investigation’s Police Officer, Mrs Ginikanwa S. Nwoke, Kingsley will be charged to court this week on two count charges for assaulting Joy Lucky and adoption (child stealing) of a two-month-old baby.