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Maruwa operator dissappears with four children

CITIZENS COMPASS —Abia State Police Command has launched a manhunt for a tricycle operator who escaped with four children of the same parent. 

The children’s father, Chimaobi Agah, has cried out over the whereabouts of the four. 

According to him, the children, seven years old Chimaobi (female), seven years old Nmesomachi Chimaobi (female), four years old Testimony Chimaobi ( male) and two years old Godswill Chimaobi (male) were last seen on Monday, November 27, 2023. . 

The distraught father was captured in a viral video requesting both the police and state government to come to his rescue, stating, “I am feeling bored. Losing four children is not easy. Let the Abia State Government and the police help us”.

He noted that the police asked him to come to their office on Sunday.

Agah in the video, said he was away to Enugu State when his wife prepared the children for school and engaged the tricyclist to convey them to school.

The resident of Umuagu Ibeku near the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Umuahia, Abia State capital said the children school at at Nkwoegwu community at the outskirts of the city.

Confirming the development, spokesperson, Abia State Police Command, ASP Maureen Chinaka, in a statement on Sunday said, “On 28/11/2023, at about 1530 hrs, Mr. Chimaobi Agha and his wife, Mrs Chimaobi Oluchi, residents of Umuagu (Ibeku, Umuahia North LGA), visited Ohuhu Police Divisional headquarters to report an incident.

“According to their account, on Monday, 27/11/2023, at 0730 hrs, Mrs Chimaobi Oluchi escorted their four children identified as follows: Chinweotiti Chimaobi (7 yrs old, female), Nmesomachi Chimaobi (7 yrs old, female), Testimony Chimaobi (4 yrs old, male) and Godswill Chimaobi (2 yrs old, male).

“The children’s mother escorted them to the junction of her street to board an unknown tricycle destined for Great Ambassadors College, Ukaiuga Nkwoegwu, Ohuhu, in Umuahia North LGA.

“No one escorted or went with them, considering that the eldest is 7 years old and the tricyclist is unknown. Unfortunately, at the end of the school day, the children did not return home as anticipated.

“The police initiated an investigation into the whereabouts of the missing children. Further investigation has shown that the children were not present in school on the specified date, and the investigation to trace the missing children is ongoing.

“We urge anyone with information that could aid in locating them to promptly report to the nearest police station.”




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