9-Year-Old Twins Mostly Home Alone While Parents Abroad

The boys' uncle was supposed to babysit them during the parents' trip to Nigeria, but is now charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
1:34 | 01/23/15

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It seemed very independent did it seem like they were. But the county attorney says nine year old twins were left alone in a Manchester apartment on and off for six months. Their parents were in Nigeria and it asked the boy's uncle 25 year old Jabari a torrent to watch them. But authorities say instead of staying with the children he would stop by every few days and drop off food and rarely spend the night. That's our understanding and the kids were actually doing amazing job of taking care of themselves and getting themselves to school and and essentially maintaining their own health during that time. A Ter is now charged with endangering the welfare of the child it was the Weston school that called DC why after November concerned about the boys' care. Court paperwork says the boys told a DC YF worker. They would wake for school on their own get ready for school get on the bus and eat breakfast and lunch at school. In the apartment police found no edible food in the refrigerator. And only Rama noodles in the cabinet. One of the twins told police he felt lonely while staying at their own house because his mom and dad were not there and no but he was with them. The boys told police that they did stay at a tours Lincoln street apartment more than once in an at least one case the mother's friend told police that she stayed with the kids. But. I don't believe she was called on. I certainly too many times if at all. That's pretty weird how they. No one really noticed neighbors say they never saw anyone with the boys didn't realize what was going on again that's sad. There is India's I feel sorry fed.

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