Another 4 year old girl identified as Goodness Igwe has reportedly gone missing after attending church service with her parents on June 3, 2018
It was gathered that she was picked by an unknown person within the premises of a church in Ikeja after the Sunday service ended.
GOODNESS was with her mum and siblings, playing outside and within few minutes, she was nowhere to be found
It’s been three months now and a wide search to find her is still ongoing at the moment and her family especially her mum are terribly worried.
Urgent Information is needed regarding her whereabouts.
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It may be recalled that A Four year old girl identified as Elo Ogidi, also mysteriously disappeared during a church service at the headquarters of the Christ Embassy in Oregun, Lagos
According to reports, Elo, her parents, two other siblings and their househlep had gone to church on Sunday for thanksgiving. While the parents went to attend the service in the adult church, Elo was left in the care of the house help at the children’s church section.
The reports of her disappearance has left the family distraught as they seek police intervention and the help of the general public in the search of their missing child
Efforts were made to announce the abduction in media houses, hoping that any one with useful information which could help get their child back would contact them
The Personal Assistant to Elo’s father, Solo Cosmos, who spoke to Punch, said
“The family were all there at that thanksgiving service and Elo was with the maid, who took care of the three kids of the family. Cake was shared for the children during the thanksgiving service and the maid went to get the kids’ slices. But when she returned, she discovered that Elo was not on her seat again. We got information from a child that he saw Elo outside the tent where they had the children thanksgiving service. The kid said after Elo came out of the tent, a woman grabbed her hand and took her away. We immediately organise a search party but she was not found.”
The case which has since been reported at the Alausa Police Station but was transferred to the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.
When contacted as regards the case, the Officer-in-Charge of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit, Bulus Musa, said
“I am aware of the case and we are working on it. We are still investigating the case.”
Two months later, she was found after a social media user identified her in an orphanage she had visited in Benin, Edo State, days after announcement on Instagram.
The police in Edo state have arrested the Proprietress of God’s Orphanage Home, in Benin, Edo State, Kehinde Blessing Imarhiagbe, for complicity in the alleged theft of the four-year-old Lagos based girl.
Elo was abducted from church in Lagos state on July 8th and was found in the orphanage run by Imarhiagbe last Friday
Speaking to journalists while parading Mrs. Imarhiagbe, the State Police Commissioner, Babatunde Kokumo, described the activity of the suspect as unwholesome, adding that the stolen girl was “found at the orphanage under questionable circumstances.”
Speaking in her defense, Imarhiagbe, said Elo was brought to her Orphanage home by a man who gave his name as Emeka, who allegedly claimed to be the father of the child, adding that he had lost the mother. Imarhiagbe said since she did not suspect any foul play, she did not bother to probe the true identity of the baby, especially when Emeka was visiting her orphanage home every week.
She, however, said she was surprised to have received a phone call while she was attending a church programme in Sapele, Delta State, that the police were looking for her in connection with a child allegedly stolen in Lagos.
She said on arriving Benin, she surrendered herself to the police and that since her arrest all efforts to reach Emeka had not been unsuccessful as Emeka has since switched off his phone.