Bishop adopts 3-year old orphan rescued from l00ft deep-well in Mbano

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Jubilation as 3-year old boy is rescued from 100-ft deep well in Mbano

The Anglican Bishop of Okigwe South Diocese, Rt. Rev. David Onuoha has adopted Master Frank Iwuchukwu, the three year old orphan, who fell into an abandoned 100 feet deep borehole behind the sanctuary of St Paul Cathedral Ezeoke Nsu, Ehime Mbano L.G.A on Tuesday 16th October 2018.
Bishop Onuoha announced the adoption during a thanksgiving service held in the Cathedral on Sunday Oct. 21, to celebrate God’s mercies and faithfulness regarding the boy’s rescue.
Bishop Onuoha recalled how the little 3-year old had fallen into the pit. According to him, the little boy with his sister, 6 year old Miss Agape Iwuchukwu, natives of Umunakanu Owerri lived with their Aunt who took them to church for prayers where the children wandered away playing and unfortunately Master Frank fell into the pit which was covered by grass. Bishop Onuoha was worried about what would have happened to the church and his ministry had the desire of the devil come to fruition.
He commended the display of rare communal spirit by the Ezeoke natives who united for the common goal of ensuring that the young boy did not die.
He however decried the careless negligence of those who dug the borehole for failing to cover it after failure of prospecting for water at three separate points.
According to him, when the incident occurred at 4pm on Monday 15th October, 2018, he called the Divisional Police Officer, the Executive Chairman of Ehime Mbano Local Government, Chief Reginald Nwosu and they responded swiftly. He said the men of Federal Fire Service from Umuahia, Abia State and Imo State arrived earlier, but were handicapped and practically did nothing.
Speaking at the service, Rt. Hon. Jonas Okeke, former Deputy Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly donated one million naira to flag off the boy’s educational endowment scholarship fund from primary – University.
The donation triggered off a spontaneous display of solidarity and goodwill as good spirited individuals made outstanding donations. Those who contributed included Dr. Mrs Angela Uwakwem, Imo State Commissioner for Health, Sir Mark Uchendu, Secretary to Imo State Government, Hon Emma Bukar Iwuanyanwu, Prof. Chinedu Nwajiuba, V.C Alex Ekwueme Federal University of Science and Technology, Ebonyi State, among others.

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