A lady, called Ifeoma, is on the run after kidnapping the two kids belonging to Mr and Mrs Anthony Onyedika, in Akwuke village, Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The missing children names are, Chisom, 4, and Chidindu, 2. Information was gathered that Ifeoma, a family friend of the Onyedikas, took the children without their parents’ consent at their residence on October 8, 2018.
Her whereabouts have remained unknown ever since. The mother of the missing children explained that Ifeoma was with her kids when she went to the backyard to ease herself. However, by the time she came back, she couldn’t find her kids or Ifeoma.
She further said that Ifeoma had already told her kids to get ready so that she could take them to church for prayers, but she refused to let her take the kids. But, the so-called Ifeoma, used the little opportunity she had to make away with the kids, as she excused herself for a few seconds.
The mother said she was notified by the neighbours when they told her that they saw Ifeoma moving out of the compound with the kids when she was looking for them. It was gathered that Ifeoma who is from Nsukka in Enugu State was staying with her unknown boyfriend who stays in the same neighbourhood as the parents of the kids.
When looking for the Ifeoma, it was discovered that the boyfriend had also suddenly moved out of the house, immediately Ifeoma disappeared with the kids. By the time the residents broke into the apartment that Ifeoma stays with her boyfriend, all the property had gone. They tried reaching them on the phone but it was to no avail.
Mrs Onyedika said that the development has been reported to the police and they’ve been visiting different various prayer houses, just to have their kids back. When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Enugu State Police Command, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the development. Amaraizu explained that the police were currently investigating the matter.
“The police are working on it. It is a case of child stealing reported on October 8, 2018. One Mr Anthony reported that a lady who visits his family took the kids away. The investigation is ongoing,” Amaraizu said.