Family acquaintance disappears with five-year-old girl

Posted by News Express | 12 July 2019 | 486 times

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•Bayelsa PPRO Asinim Butswat

A five-year-old baby girl was on Thursday abducted from the Akemfa 1, area of Yenagoa, Bayelsa capital, by a man simply identified as Ahmed, an acquaintance to the parents, and bolted away with the baby to an unknown destination.

Narrating their ordeal to our correspondent, mother to the baby, Mrs. Margaret Koroye, said that she left the child with her siblings at home to attend a church service on Wednesday evening and returned to find her missing.

She said that one Ahmed who is a new convert in her church had gone to the family residence and deceived the children that he was sent by their father to buy fuel to gain access to the house and took the baby away.

Mrs. Margaret Koroye said amidst tears: “The man who did this is Ahmed, who hails from Sokoto. He is a family friend of ours and resides in the same neighbourhood with us at Akemfa 1.

“He is a new convert who embraced Christ and being our acquaintance and church member, the children know him and believed him.

“When I came back and they told me that Ahmed took the girl, we immediately checked his house and discovered that he has left. And he had earlier asked me to give her my phone for him to use and take photographs.

“It was when it became clear that he absconded with my baby that I realized that Ahmed deceived me to take my phone away along with my baby.

“It was when my husband came back and said he did not send Ahmed on any errand that it became clear that he was up to a sinister plot.”

The Police Public Relations Officer for Bayelsa Command, Mr. Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident and said that the Police had commenced investigation and launched a manhunt for the suspect.

Source: News Express

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