The joy of parents of missing 4-year old Elo Ogidi knew no bounds after they received the good news that their daughter who was last seen in church on July 8th has been found.
Afokoghene Ogidi, Elo’s father who spoke with Punch said the child was found in an orphanage in Benin following a tip-off by someone who recognised and contacted the police. He also disclosed that some suspects have been arrested.
“She was found in Benin. We are going to pick her at the Edo State Police Command on Saturday (today). She was found in an orphanage. After it was reported in the media, somebody identified her and informed me. The police were alerted and she was found at the orphanage this evening (Friday). We are very excited. I don’t have more details for now. I will get back to you,” he said.
According to reports by Punch, Elo and her two siblings were with the family’s domestic staff during the children’s thanksgiving service in church when she was abducted.
The report says the domestic staff had gone to get the children some slices of cake and when she returned, Elo could not be found on her seat.
One child claimed to have seen Elo taken away by a woman.
The parents reported the case at the Alausa Police Station and was later transferred to the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.