Abolished cultural practices and customs which allowed people with strange sicknesses to be isolated from others appears to have been reintroduced in Atta, Njaba Local Government where a father of three, Mr. Simeon Okoro abandoned his six-year-old son for allegedly testing positive to HIV.
According to an investigation carried out by Lead Newspapers, the said Simeon Okoro had some time in 2018 sacked his wife Mrs. Jovita Okoro, a mother of two with heavy pregnancy of the third child on the allegation that the said woman was committing adultery.
Few days later, the said Jovita who now was staying with the sick mother and a sister Nkeiruka Pauline Obi, gave birth to a bouncing baby boy, master Marvelous Okoro, a name given to him by the same father that abandoned the mother at pregnancy.
Few years after the birth of the Boy the woman, Mrs. Jovita died in agony having being abandoned with her now three children.
After two days of her demise, her old and sick mother out of shock, joined her in death, leaving the Three Kids for her sister to carter for.
Upon depositing the corpse to the morgue, the husband was told of the sudden death who as reported gave instructions that the deceased would not be buried by him as well as in his house.
When the cost of training three kids by Paulina Obi became unbearable, she took the kids to Ore in Ondo, where the Father of the Three Kids, Simeon resides.
Information from some of the villagers in Atta revealed that the said Simeon after a while bundled the innocent Boy back to the old house where the parents of the late wife lived when they were alive on the allegations that he was not the father of the poor master Marvelous Okoro and same Boy has HIV.
lead further gathered that it took the intervention of passers-by, who heard the cry of the poor Boy shouting Daddy Daddy, don’t leave, Daddy, where are you and took him to the House of that survival sister of the late mom, Nkeiruka Obi.
At the time of filing this report, information to Lead revealed that while the management of the morgue situates at Umuoke Umuoma in Atta, is threatening to dispose of the body of late Jovita Okoro which has been in the morgue for Two years and few months, Nkeiruka Obi is making plans to bundle the poor Boy back to Ore in Ondo State with a view never to accept to care for the innocent Boy.
Every effort made to hear from the said Simeon proved abortive as his address and phone number were unable to get to Lead.