Nigeria: Foster parents alarm as 14-year-old Abuja orphan goes missing
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
A 14-year-old girl, Abigail Ayuba, has disappeared from her temporary family’s home in the Bwari Region Board of Abuja subsequent to getting back from school on Friday, July 7.
PUNCH Metro learned that relatives were suspicious that a woman, whose identity was withheld, knew where the orphan, who had been adopted by relatives after her parents died, was.
Williams Debo, the teen’s guardian, said the girl’s friends said she told them the woman asked her to go to Asaba, Delta State, where she would “enjoy herself.”
Talking with PUNCH Metro on Monday, Debo said the family raised the caution when they didn’t find the JSS 1 understudy when they got back on Friday night.
He said subsequent to brushing the environmental factors that evening and on Saturday, an instance of a missing individual was accounted for to the police on Sunday.
He said, “On July 7, in the wake of shutting from school, individuals around the compound then, at that point, said she put on something else and went out.
“At the point when we returned the night, we didn’t see her. We began looking for her. I asked her companions, they said Abigail let them know that it was one lady that advised her to come and remain with her and that she would take her to Asaba.
We went to the police station on Sunday to file a report because we had not seen her since Saturday evening. They asked us and the lady to compose an assertion. Then the police advised us to come next Friday yet when we returned the next Friday, we didn’t see the lady and her number had been turned off from that point forward.
“Later I got a call from Abigail. She let me know she was in Zuba, I asked her where she was in Zuba however she said she didn’t have the foggiest idea. I asked her how she arrived, she said she was remaining at the front of the road and a lady met her and advised her to come and remain with her.
“At the point when I got some information about the lady, she said the lady isn’t anywhere near and the call finished. At the point when I attempted to contact her once more, the number had been turned off.”
Debo went on to say that after the call, he rushed to the police station where he had filed the complaint to give them the number, but the officers sent him back and told him to try again.
“They said I ought to return and continue to call the number and if the number rings once more, I ought to tell them so they can proceed to get the suspect,” he said.
He added that he had gone to Zuba ordinarily yet couldn’t find the missing young lady.
He said after the police officers at the close by police headquarters put forth no attempt, he raised the case to the Bwari Police headquarters.
The FCT Police Advertising Official, SP Josephine Adeh, didn’t accept her calls.
She was at this point to answer to the instant message shipped off her as of press time.