A Good Samaritan has rescued a three-year-old girl found inside a gutter at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Ondo State.
The little girl, who has been christened Esther, reportedly lost consciousness and almost died as she was tied in both hands and legs, put in a sack and dumped in a filthy gutter in the Ayeyemi area of Ondo town.
The Chief Medical Director of the UNIMEDTH, Dr Oluwole Ige, on Friday, said the toddler was brought to the hospital unconscious but was resuscitated by the team of medical workers in the hospital.
He said, “On July 9, 2021, a three-year-old abandoned girl was found, dumped in an erosion pathway at Ayeyemi, Ondo City and was brought to the UNIMED Teaching Hospital accident and emergency crash ward by a good Samaritan.
“The girl-child was brought unconscious, terribly cold, tied in both legs and arms inside a bag. Immediately, the UNIMED Teaching Hospital personnel swung into action to save the life of the dying child despite the industrial strike action of the medical doctors in the state. A critical medical care was given to her for days until she regained her consciousness up till today of her discharge.”
The CMD also said the representatives of the Ondo State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development were invited by the teaching hospital to take up the continuous social management and care of the girl.
She was later handed over to the Director of Social Service Department in Ondo West Local Government, Ariyo Idowu, for further care.
Meanwhile, there was a palpable tension in Ikare Akoko, as security operatives averted bloody clash over closure of the town’s Central Mosque for the second Friday Jummah service.
Ikare Akoko Central Mosque, a town with most populous Muslims population in Ondo State is being locked for the weekly jummah service.
Last week Friday, the two gates leading to the expansive mosque were Iocked with padlocks which were later cut by a faction in a supremacy and accountability crisis rocking Ikare Akoko Muslims community.
The surrounding of the mosques usually busy with shops for selling and buying were deserted while police patrol vehicles were station at the frontage of the mosque to forestall any possible skirmishes.
It was observed that it took efforts of security operatives to prevent bloody clash between the two opposing side, as many faithful were said to be in sad mood over the unwarranted plot to cause another crisis in the town.