21-yr-old mother of 5 causes stir over’hunger’ – VANGUARD

LAGOS � THERE was a mild drama at the premises of an Ikeja Magistrate
Court, Monday, when a 21- year-old woman, Esther Odozi, a farmer,
rolled on the ground and screamed that she and her children were at the
verge of dying from hunger.
Odozi, who said she lives in Owanta village in Ika North-East Local
Government Area of Delta State, came to Lagos last week and because she
didn�t have anywhere to sleep, slept at Mountain of Fire  and Miracles
Ministries where she begged for money to come to the old secretariat in
Odozi at the court premises, Monday.
She said she was directed by an official of Human Rights Commission in her state to come to Lagos that she would get help.
According to her,  she needed N200,000 for garri and melon business
and would not leave Lagos until she got the money for the business.
Odozi who said she bore the five children to one Donald Ugbaja, a
former police officer in Delta State, said she was left alone to
shoulder the responsibility of taking care of the children including
twins after his death.
Odozi who brought out her breasts to demonstrate that she still had a
child she was nursing, said she didn�t have any means to feed herself
and her children. She said if the Governor of Lagos State could give her
N200,000, she would start business with it.
Asked if she would like to be trained in any skill, she said no,
adding that she just needs the money to start the business of garri and
She appealed to the Federal Government and well-meaning Nigerians to
come to her aid, adding that she started having children when she was
only 17 years old and that the father of her children drove her out
after she had the fifth child.

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