A student of the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Miss Adefunke Adewodun, has been declared missing.
Adefunke, a 200-level student of the Department of Theatre and Media, was said to have come to her hostel in Osekita, penultimate Monday morning, picked some effects and left.
Confirming the development in a telephone interaction, the Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Alberto Adeyemi, disclosed that Adefunke was seen last when she returned to her hostel after her first semester break.
Noting that efforts had begun to unravel the whereabouts of the missing girl, Adeyemi stated that “It would be improper to say particularly what has happened to the girl.”
His words: “It is true the lady (Adefunke) is missing. She was seen last at her hostel when she was seen entering her hostel room to pick some things and went out after returning from Ondo”.
Narrating her worry to journalists amid tears, the mother of the missing girl, Mrs Rosaline Adewodun, explained her daughter called her twice from captivity, requesting that the family should be praying for her safety and escape.
She clarified she saw Adefunke last on Sunday, 23 April 2017 when she left Ondo after the first semester break, noting that efforts to trace her since then had proved fruitless.
She spoke: “Funke called me in the night of Sunday that we should be praying for her. Again around 1pm on Monday, she called, saying we should not worry again as she was Ok.
“I however, insisted I would come to the school as I already left Ondo and was in Akure.
“She came to Ondo (town), where I stay for the holiday and after, she returned to school. That was 23 April. On Monday, she was said to have come to her hostel around 8am and left again.
“Nigerians should help me look for my daughter. She has been missing for almost twenty days. I have been in Ado-Ekiti for four days looking for her everywhere. We have reported to the police”, she lamented
By Emmanuel Ani