Written by Sarah NEGEDU

FCTA sacks director over bad conduct, maltreatment of children

A director with the Federal Capital Territory Administration has been forcefully retired for involving in acts contrary to the code of conducts for civil service, as well as the alleged abuse of her children.

The culprit, one Mrs. Loveth Oboli, was arrested three months ago after neighbours raised alarm over her alleged maltreatment of her two kids, 10 years old Christopher and nine years old Angel Oboli.

Neighbours had in July alerted the authorities claiming that the minors were locked in a toilet on regular basis, where they are left for days without food.

The Acting Secretary of the Social Development Secretariat Dr. Dilichukwu Oyedinma, has however disclosed that the welfare department of the secretariat has retained custody of the children.

Dr. Oyedinma told journalist in Abuja, that the FCTA will not relent in its committed towards the protection of every child in the territory, assuring that the administration will continue to uphold the child rights act.

Mrs. Oboli had earlier approached a magistrate court in the FCT to obtain a court order for the release of her daughter Angel Oboli, whom she claimed is her biological child, leaving out the boy whom she legally adopted.

A melodrama however played out at the court when the children who were brought before the mother, her lawyer and a police man declined going with their mother when they were asked.

Speaking to press the Director Children Welfare, of the Secretariat, Asabe, said the interest of the child overrides that of any authority as clearly stated by the child right act which the administration is following.

Her words, “The children will remain under the custody of the administration and the administration will abide by the order of the court while putting the interests of the children first.”


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