- A Nigerian man identified as Benkingsley Nwashara has come to the aid of an abandoned two-year-old child of a mentally challenged woman
- Benkingsley said he found the baby by the roadside and had taken the kid home on the instruction of the DPO of the police station where his discovery was reported
- The kindhearted man stated that the baby was heavily battered by the rainfall where she was found and that market women watched the kid without rendering help
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A young man, Benkingsley Nwashara has been hailed on social media for saving a two-year-old child of a mentally challenged woman who had been left all alone.
On Wednesday, June 15, Benkingsley had shared photos on Twitter of a little girl he had picked up around Agbani, Enugu state.
He said the child belongs to a mentally challenged woman who stays at Eke Agbani, Enugu.
Upon picking her up, Benkingsley said he took her to the police station and was told to take her home and come the next day.
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In a subsequent tweet, Benkingsley lamented how the market women in the area the kid was picked from abandoned her.
According to him, the baby was battered by the heavy downpour.
"...This baby has suffered tremendously. She sat at that same spot while all the rain that fell yesterday battered her. The market women didn't do nothing."
Benkinsley took her to the hospital
The kindhearted man took the kid who had sores all over the body to the hospital for treatment.
He heaved a sigh of relief that the baby was gradually getting her health back after a treatment period at the hospital that lasted 15 hours.
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Benkingsley sought netizens' help in coming up with a meal plan for the kid. He wrote:
"...Please we need advice on the proper diet to feed her for now. I don't know how to take care of babies."
See his tweet below:
Social media reactions
"No offense but I think donating to gentle man will be great, not taking her to the orphanage; cause at the moment she needs to be properly cared for with undivided attention, she needs love from someone who will take care of her as their own, from a parental state of view."
"God bless you Sir. But you see that police station and DPO tin. I'd honestly not support it. Maybe it's because of my traumatic experience with Nigerian Police.
"For one minute I was happy for the child on hearing police my hear honestly skipped."
"If you are in PH I don’t mind adopting her and asking my mum to take care of her and everything will be on me… the bills and her well-being… I don’t mind steeping In. And thanks for reaching out to her. May God bless u…"
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Two fatherless brothers abandoned by their mum get a furnished house
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that the fortunes of two fatherless brothers abandoned by their mum had improved as they got a furnished house gift.
The elder of the two brothers, 34-year-old Jacque said their life took a bad turn after a man who claimed to be their cousin showed up and took their mum to the city. He said:
"We had both parents but our father died.
"Our mother was taken to the city by our half-brother."
Having not heard from her since the relocation, they journeyed to the city and returned to the village on foot as they couldn't find their mum - she hasn't been seen ever since.
After their story was shared, people donated money and this helped in building them a house.
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