Thursday, 4 December 2014

13 Year Old Runs Off Wth Lover

Lagos state police are battling to find a 13 year old girl, Chikwuo Ezennia, who allegedly fled her house with an unknown man suspected to be her boyfriend. 
PUNCH Metro reports that Ezennia, who is in Basic 4, had come to Lagos from Nneni village in Anambra State to spend her holiday with her relatives.
The Okolo’s apartment. Photo credit: Punch Newspaper
The girl, however, fled her relatives’ apartment on Ishola Bello Close, Iyalla Street, Alausa, Lagos, in the afternoon of Thursday, November 20, when no one was home.
The girl’s aunt, Mrs. Ambrose Okolo, and her husband returned from work at about 6pm, Ezennia was nowhere to be found.
It was gathered that during the initial search for her, some neighbors told the Okolos that they saw the teenager walking away with a man in the afternoon.

Ezennia was said to have told the neighbors that her aunt didn’t care for her and had traveled away for a week. Hence, she would be staying with a friend during that period.
The family reported the matter at the Alausa Police Division the following day. It was gathered that the police invited some persons, who reportedly saw the girl, for interrogation.
Ezennia, who only speaks Igbo fluently, was supposed to return to her village by the end of December. It was later discovered that Ezennia had a record of leaving home to stay with men when she was in the village in Anambra.
When PUNCH Metro visited the apartment on Tuesday, Okolo, who is a self-employed chartered accountant, said the family was anxious to know the supposed lover, who had been protecting the girl, adding that all efforts to locate her had proved unsuccessful.
She said, “Ezennia is just 13, but she looks big enough to be called a man’s wife. If you see her, you will think she is a lady. She just came from the village to spend some time with us and she is supposed to go back this December. But since that Thursday, we have yet to find her.
“The reason I suspect she may be with a lover is because of some recent developments. Just a week before that incident, I travelled to Benue for a programme, and she was alone with my children in the house. There is a phone that my children use which contains only my number and my husband’s.
“But when she fled home and we started the search, I picked up the phone and to my surprise, I saw a string of strange numbers.
“The children said Ezennia used the phone when I travelled.
“I wondered who she might have been calling since she is new in Lagos.”
Calls and text messages sent to the numbers by the family since the day of the incident had not been replied to.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, confirmed the incident.
He said Ezennia was still on the police’s list of missing persons. “If seen, the public should contact Alausa Police Station,” he added.