A yet-to-be identified mother who incurred huge losses in gambling has allegedly abandoned her 4-year-old son in a lottery shop in Enugu.
According to reports, the incident had happened at Moore House Street, Ogui in the state capital on Thursday.
It was gathered that the woman had left the little boy at a lottery shop after she was unable to offset a huge debt she incurred.
Concerned residents who noticed the little boy, later took him to Ogui police station where the wait for his mother became endless.
Confirming the incident, a police officer told newsmen how some persons who brought the child claimed his mother used him as collateral to play lotto.
The police officer said the child has been crying and calling for his mother since he was brought to the station, adding that they were having difficulty getting information from him because he can barely talk.
“The boy from his looks is less than four years old 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 who brought the boy to the station,” he said.
The officer added the station had launched an investigation into the incident.