The family of a car dealer, Sodiq Bakare, who went missing, has called on the police to help find him. Relatives say he disappeared after leaving for the immigration office in Abeokuta on Monday, February 25, 2019.
The victim’s 44-year-old wife Abiola who spoke to journalists on Sunday said:
“He came home around 8.30pm on Sunday; after eating, he told me that he would be going to Abeokuta the following day.
“Because he was not travelling in his car, I had to escort him to the Oju-Ore bus stop around 6.30am. When we got there, he used the ATM to withdraw some cash and told me that he would call me on reaching his destination; so, I went back home.
“When I did not hear from him around 9.30am, I became apprehensive and I called him. He said he was still at Sango and that his phone will soon have a flat battery and that he would call me on getting to Abeokuta.
“That was the last time I heard from him, and we have been trying to find him since then. We want the police to assist us to search for him, because I am worried as I am left alone with three children.”
However, Sodiq’s younger brother, Farouq, disclosed that there was no record that his brother visited the immigration office in Abeokuta after going there to confirm himself.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, has since confirmed the incident saying:
“It is true that the man went missing and a signal has been sent to the headquarters and all the stations. A radio message has also been sent; we are still investigating and on the lookout for the man.”
By Todimu Ogunade…
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