The family of Funke Olujide, a mentally-ill woman, has raised the alarm over the planned handover of her child to another family in Lagos.
Funke’s mother, Foluke, who spoke to PUNCH Metro amidst tears, said the Ondo State orphanage wanted to separate the family from the child and cause pain to the mother, whom she said was already recovering.
Our correspondent had reported that Funke left her house in Lagos about eight years ago due to mental illness.
She was raped by some hoodlums and impregnated in Ofosu community, Ondo State, where she wandered to.
The community subsequently handed over her baby to a welfare officer in the Idanre Local Government Area, Mrs Abimbola Babayemi, who took him to the state orphanage in Akure.
Funke was later sighted by a former neighbour in Lagos, who notified her family of her whereabouts.After she was reunited with her family, her brother, Segun, said he visited the orphanage with Babayemi to reclaim the child. (Punch)