|Mr Segun Adepegba, and his 3 abandoned children.|
he had no money etc?Doesn't he have family?Friends? And theres no way this man will tell me he has made no money for 8 years! Where is the useless wife who has not seen her kids for 8 years as well?Just shows some people should not have kids.They obviously fit each other,in my opinion they are both disgusting human beings.I don't but this man's pitiful story at all.You didn't see 3 kids for 8 years???What if this story had not been written?He wil leave them for another 8 years?Disgusting man!
And i think his family as well sucks! I can't believe they all couldn't rally round and try to get those kids back.They hadn't seen them for 8 years and they just continued with their lives?This story really has got me upset.Those kids are definitely damaged.Can you imagine what has been going through their heads all this time,not seeing a single family member?And knowing their fatheer has dumped them? Those kids need to talk to an expert for counselling.But it will never happen in Nigeria.If this were abroad,those kids will be taken into care cos the father has proved he is an incompetent father!
The Adepegba’s children-Seun, 14, Titilola 13, and Seyi, 10, had been abandoned by their father since 2007 at Solid Rock Model College in Abule-Iroko, Ogun State and all efforts by the school to reach the dad failed Mr Segun Adepegba, the father of the three children reached out to Punch via a telephone interview and explained why he did it .He said..
Seun, the eldest of the trio said,
"In 2007, my wife and I had a misunderstanding and she told me she was leaving me. I was frustrated and the children were little. Seyi, the youngest was just two years while Titilola was just five.Asked whether his wife had called him about how the children were doing, Adepegba said since she left him in 2007, he had not heard from her.
There was no way I could give them motherly care. I had no job. As a man, I needed someone to help me take care of them and that was why my sister suggested that we enrol them in a boarding school.”...
“I feared that if I suddenly appeared at the school, the proprietor would get the police to arrest me. I really appreciate the proprietor of Solid Rock Model College, for coming to my rescue and accepting the responsibility to help me take care of my children. The truth is this: I was pushed to the wall. I didn’t want my children to be beggars on the street.
“All these years, I have been jobless. I had no house to live in. I was putting up with someone. I just rented a one-room apartment and just got a job. I am not a wicked father. I really miss them but I am gradually overcoming the challenges I have been facing. I did not abandon them in that sense. I can assure you that before the week runs out, I will visit them.”
“The last time we saw each other was probably in 2007 when she left me. I have been trying to reach her but my search has not been fruitful. I heard that she is somewhere in the northern part of the country,”However, the school proprietor said that the school authorities had no intention of getting Adepegba arrested for his debt .He said he reported the matter to the Ogun State Police Command because he was fed up.He said,
“I have nothing against Mr Adepegba and I understand his plight. My grievance was that he kept on rejecting my calls and abandoned his children. How could he as a father leave his children for this long? It is not a good thing.”Our correspondent learnt that the news of their father’s return had lifted the heart of the children. The children were all smiles when they were told that their father had promised to return before the end of the week.
Seun, the eldest of the trio said,
“I am very happy that daddy has promised to come back. It means I would not have to spend my holidays in the school again.”Titilola added,
“I hope this is not another promise that will fail. I am really looking forward to seeing him because it will make me very happy.”I'm sorry kids,but your dad is not fit to be called a father.He is a pitiful man.I just hope no permanent damage is done to those kids.And we do wonder why people do crazy things in Africa,a lot of back grounds should be checked.You don't know what some people have been through.