The Mother of a 16-year-old girl who went missing last week according to reports has called on Nigerians, the police, and government to help in the search for her missing daughter identified simply as Blessing Patrick.
The Mother crying out in anxiety said she’s in a dilemma as she is not sure of her daughter’s safety while noting that the family has become broke following efforts to track her.
Blessing went missing inside the Sango Police Barracks, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
According to sources, the Senior Secondary School 3 girl was last seen in early April after she returned from school.
The source said: “Blessing came back from school and dropped her bag inside her parent’s apartment in the barracks.
“Her father is an Inspector of Police but since her sighting after school, nobody has seen her.
“Her mother and father have been paying money to pastors and spiritualists so they can locate her but to no avail.”
Speaking on the disappearance of her daughter, Blessing’s mother, simply identified as Mummy Blessing, said: “I have been very sick and dead worried.
“I don’t know where to look for her.
“I have gone to all her friends’ houses to look for her but she is not there.
“We have called her phone and sometimes it rings out but she does not pick up.
“Sometimes, the phone will not ring.
“I reported her disappearance to the Sango police and they took her name and phone number and told me to come back, but nothing had been done since to locate her.
I went to see the Commissioner of Police of Oyo State and she told me to go back to the Sango Police Station.
“I have been crying I need to know where my daughter is.
“We have spent money to track her and as I’m talking to you, I’m broke.
“I cannot concentrate on anything.
“I’m like a mad person.
“I’m like a living corpse.
“I don’t even know what I’m doing anymore.
“I need the government to help me locate my daughter.
I don’t want anything bad to happen to her.
“She is supposed to be preparing for her SSCE exams and we have paid but she is missing.
“I can’t eat or sleep.
“I’m fainting every second.
“Please I need help.
“I’m calling on the Inspector General of Police, human rights activists, Governor Seyi Makinde, and President Muhammadu Buhari should please come to my rescue to find my daughter.”
Reacting to the news of the missing girl, the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, said: “The father of this girl is an Inspector of Police and he should know what to do.
“The police is not a magician.
“The person to do the tracking of her number will collect money and then you will say police is asking for money.
“She should go back to the Sango Police Station and tell them she has come to see me”.
CP Onadeko, therefore, urged the family to be patient while investigations are on.