A woman in Enugu State reportedly abandoned her four year old son in the betting shop after she incurred a huge loss she couldn’t offset.
The incident, according to TheNation occurred at Moore House Street, Ogui Enugu on Thursday evening.
Residents of the area said that the woman abandoned the kid in the betting shop and disappeared after she lost.
Worried about the disappearance of the woman, residents in the area took the little boy to Ogui Police Station.
Speaking to TheNation on the condition of anonymity, a police officer said the little child was brought to the station by some persons that claimed his mother used him as collateral to play lotto.
He stated the child had been crying and calling for his mother since he was brought to the station but they were having slight difficulty getting any information from him.
“The boy from his looks is less than four years and was brought to our station by some people who claimed his mother used him to play lotto in Moore House Street, Ogui Enugu.
“We have been unable to gather any helpful information from the little child because he doesn’t talk very well but we hope to commence full investigation following the lead provided by the good samaritans that brought the boy to the station,” the officer said.