It’s a price tag usually reserved for a scene in “Austin Powers,” but a Staten Island mom is suing New York City for $900 trillion, claiming her two sons were wrongly placed in a foster home more than three years ago, SiLive.com reported.
Fausat Ogunbayo, 46, is suing the city and its Administration for Children’s Services, claiming that they violated her family's civil rights after removing her kids back in 2008, the report said.
But the city contends that Ogunbayo was mentally unstable and had refused to be treated, the report said, citing court papers. She allegedly suffered from hallucinations, like saying the FBI and Secret Service were trying to take her boys, and would leave them, 10 and 12 at the time, alone while she worked, the report said.
Ogunbayo denied the city’s allegations, the report said.
Last month, an appellate court, in a separate legal case, appeared to rule in Ogunbayo’s favor. The court vacated a Family Court finding of neglect and reportedly said that there’s no evidence supporting the claim that the kids were in “imminent danger” of harm.
The court went on to point out that the kids had a “near-perfect” attendance and were doing well in their studies, the report said. The appellate ruling restored custody to Ogunbayo, who says ACS still refuses to return the children.
The city’s law department told SiLive.com that the children remain in ACS custody because the agency has filed a new petition in Family Court.