A family friend has been accused of absconding with couple’s children in in Akwuke village, Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The lady identified as lady, abducted Mr and Mrs Anthony Onyedika’s children Chisom and Chidindu, aged four and two, respectively. While the whereabout of the lady said to be family friend of the Onyedikas is still unknown, it was gathered that she fled with the two children from their parents’ residence on October 8, 2018.
The distraught mother of the kids who spoke to Punch’s correspondent, disclosed that Ifeoma was with her kids when she went behind the house to urinate. However when she returned, she could not see the ‘family friend’ and her children.
According to Mrs Onyedika, she had refused allowing the lady take her children to church for prayers. She further disclosed that it was after she refused allowing the lady take her kids to church, that Ifeoma made away with the two kids.
Ifeoma who was spotted moving out of the compound with the couple’s children, is from Nsukka in Enugu State, and reportedly lived with an unnamed boyfriend in the same neighbourhood with the Onyedikas. Her boyfriend disappeared from the area a day after the alleged family friend, also fled the area with the kids. A search at the apartment which was broken into by residents of the area, revealed that all the property had already been moved out.
The grief-stricken mother who disclosed that they’ve reported the incident to the police, added that initially, calls to Ifeoma’s mobile telephone line went through, but she did not answer. The state Police Public Relations Officer Mr Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the development, said 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. Investigation is ongoing,” Amaraizu said.