Okorocha Donates N10m To Rescued Teenage Pregnant Girls

Channels Television  
Updated May 16, 2013

Help has finally come the way of the 24 pregnant teenage girls who were rescued from child traffickers in Umuaka, Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State, as the state governor, Rochas Okorocha has donated the sum of N10 million for their upkeep and maternity care.

While addressing journalists in Owerri, the state capital, the governor described the incident as “a sad and unfortunate one which is totally unacceptable by the Imo State government”.

He advised parents “to monitor their children especially the female ones when they are still in secondary schools” since, according to him, investigations revealed that all the girls got pregnant in the course of their studies and were confused on what to do until they fell into the hands of the child traffickers.

The governor further disclosed that the state government has adopted all the girls and will take cater for them until they are delivered of their babies.

Meanwhile the governor has directed that the police should do everything possible to arrest the woman nick named “Madam One Thousand”, who is alleged to be behind the business.

He also directed that the illegal maternity and motherless babies homes be brought down with immediate effect.