Father of missing toddler in Abia alleges threat from suspects

Mising-three-year-old-CopyDESPITE the agony of Evang Akomah David, the father of three-year-old Master Chigozirim Emmanuel Akomah, who was abducted in his hometown, Amachara-Umuokpara, in Umuahia South Local Council, Abia State on April 15, 2015 at about 2:30 pm, the cleric has raised the alarm that the main suspects of the crime have been perpetually threatening his family.

According to him, he has been in a painful mood since the abduction of his son, Chigozirim.

Akomah said the interest of those threatening him was to close his family line.

He said: “ The people who abducted my son are still threatening my family. I am feeling so bad about the whole situation. The masterminds are going about walking tall without anybody arresting them. Their plan is to close my family lineage.”

Meanwhile, Akomah said that he has written to the AIG in Abia State through his lawyer in a letter captioned: “Petition to A.I.G Zone 9 On My Missing Child Master Chigozirim Akomah,” seeking assistance from the police.

He said that the AIG has given an order for the arrest of the suspects, adding that financial obligation remains a setback to carry out the order of arrest.

“We intend to go to the AIG because we have trust that he would do a thorough investigation rather than relying on the local police station,” he added.

The Guardian had reported on Monday that Chigozirim’s father went out with his wife and left the boy at home in care of his 11-year-old older sister on that fateful day.

David said: “His sister carelessly left the boy alone when he went out of the compound, playing with an unknown man at the gate of his house, according to some people that saw him.”

He narrated that the eyewitness saw a young man walking alone with the boy and when they asked the man who he was, he immediately replied that he was his uncle.

However, David could recall that before the boy was taken away from them, two days earlier, he had received a threat from one of his relatives.

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