Rita Enemuru, Reporting
TWO children of a police officer with the Nigeria Police Force, identified as Prince and Success, are missing in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State.
They were allegedly stolen by their neighbours on Sunday, June 18, 2023 by a new neighbour.
The children, aged three and four, went missing after a lady, pretending to be their neighbour’s sister, lured them away in the guise of getting drugs from a pharmacy.
An aunt of the stolen children told Stonix News on Monday via a telephone call, that the lady (name unknown) was working with her sisters’ neighbour who moved into their neighbourhood in June.
Stonix News got a wind of the missing kids through a viral poster of the two kids pleading for prayers for their safe return home.
The aunt, Blessing Odunu, narrated that the kidnap suspect, one Christian Powder, moved into the neighbourhood with the sister pretending to be nice before the opportunity to act presented itself.
She bemoaned that family and friends have searched the whole of Yenegoa, but the children are yet to be found.
“The missing children are my niece and nephew. Both of them belong to my sisters.
“The boy, Prince is 3 years old while the girl, Success is 4 years old.
“Earlier this month, two guys, one with the name Christian moved into a one-bedroom apartment in my sisters’ compound.
“Two weeks interval, they brought another girl and said that the girl was their sister. The girl was acting all friendly during the period she stayed in the compound.
“The girl came last week Sunday and in the evening, she said she wanted to go and get drugs for herself and took Success and Prince with her.
“Because my sister was close to the brothers, she did not suspect anything and allowed the so-called sister to take the children with her.
“My sister waited for them till it was dark and they were not coming back. Two hours later when it was noticed that they were not back, my sister called the neighbour, but he wasn’t taking his call and that was how it was realized that the children have been stolen.
“We have reported this to the police and the father of the boy is a police officer.
“This happened at Igbogene in Yenegoa, Bayelsa. We have done everything humanly possible, we have searched all the hotels in Yenegoa, yet nothing.
“I have tried the number severally too and it’s switched off,” she said.
The Bayelsa State Police Command has yet to react to the incident.