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Anambra Govrt Sealed off Arrows of God Orphanage Following Soyombo’s Exposé


The Anambra State Government has sealed off the Arrows of God Orphanage following FIJ’s investigation uncovering how the orphanage had been selling off babies. 20 children were rescued and a newborn baby was among.


This development comes one week after ‘Fisayo Soyombo, the founder of FIJ, released an investigation detailing how he paid N2 million in exchange for a baby at Arrows of God.


FIJ published a written report about the 19-month-long investigation on Thursday while a documentary on the incident went on air on Friday. The documentary has since been aired by Channels TV and News Central, with the latter television set to run it one more time on Sunday August 20 at 6:30pm WAT.


Ify Obinabo, the Anambra State Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, led security operatives to seal off the orphanage in Onitsha on Wednesday.


According to Punch, 20 children, including a newborn baby, were recovered from the orphanage, while the founder and the employees had fled and are currently at large.


The children recovered are between the ages of one and 17. Ten of them are boys, while nine are girls.


Read Also: After Soyombo’s Exposé, NAPTIP Takes Custody of Baby Sold By Arrows of God Orphanage 

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