Three-year-old boy reported missing from his home in Ebonyi



ON April 15, 2015, at about 2:30 p.m, something unexpected happened to the family of Evangelist David Akomah.

Unknown persons abducted his three-year-old son, Master Chigozirim Emmanuel Akomah, in his hometown, Amachara-Umuokpara, in Umuahia South Local Council of Ebonyi State.

According to his father, he had gone out with his wife and left the boy at home with his immediate senior sister, an 11-year-old girl.

He 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 received a threat from one of his relatives.

According to him: “A close member of the family (name withheld) who married outside the village but has returned to the village and lives at the back of our compound, who interacted with us before I left for my station, gave us a threat that calls for investigation.’

“On April 13, 2015 at about 8.00pm, I, in company of my wife, visited her to counsel and dialogue with her concerning the complaint she had earlier brought to me.”

In the course of my advice, she got angry, flared up and this was her actual statement: “Be careful with yourself and your children because you know you are a foreigner, before you find yourself in trouble,” referring to my wife, Mrs. Chinwe Akomah.

“I asked my wife not to respond to that statement of threat as we left for our house. On April 15, 2015, a phone call came to me far away, where I was running some programmes, that my three- year-old son has been taken away by unknown persons.”

“It was at this point I realized that that lady’s threat had been executed. Since then, we have not seen my son, ” Akomah lamented.

“As I am talking to you, we have not seen the child and the two people that reported the case to police were arrested and released. The people who took my child away want to harm me,” he added.

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