Family Accuses Police Of Stalling Investigation Into Missing 4 Year Old Girl
Residents of First Gate and family of a missing 4year old girl, Pamilerin who is staying with her parents at N0.3, Agboola Street, Lambo-Lasunwon community, popularly called LASPOTECH First Gate, has accused the Nigeria Police of stalling investigation into the mysterious disappearance of the girl who was reportedly missing since Sunday, February 16,2019.
THE IMPACT gathered that the girl was sent by her mother, Mrs Adenike Adedotun, to plait her hair at a saloon few metres away from their house on that fateful day and was suspected to have been kidnapped by unknown men on her way to the saloon.
We also gathered that the girl has been going to the saloon alone in the past due to the condition of her mother who is disable.
It was gathered that the missing girl’s mother had gone to the saloon to look for her daughter when she didn’t return home since 3pm she left home.
“On getting to the saloon, she was told to her surprise that Pamilerin did not come to the place. This led to search for Pamilerin which was abortive”, a neghbour informed THE IMPACT late Wednesday, February, 19.
“The mother, who is disable, after fruitless search reported the matter at the Shagamu Road Police Station in Ikorodu but the police have been unable to do anything”, she added.
However, in a chat and phone conversation with one Mr Ayoola who is a friend of the missing girl’s family and who has been assisting Mrs Fatima in searching for Pamilerin, he told our reporter today that the police is not handling the matter as expected.
“The situation on ground now is that the police are not helping matters”, he stated.
“I just spoke with the mother few minutes before you sent me a message. She stated that the information that we gathered about a phone number which she took to the police has not been looked into at all.
“This is an urgent matter and she stated that she told the police about the urgency required in looking into the phone number”.
He stated that the information that the family gave to the police earlier in the week about a location of the kidnappers was also allegedly leaked.
“Few days back, a vital information was given to the police concerning a location of the suspected kidnappers but before the mother got to First gate, she has got notice of the information elsewhere”, he alleged.
The frustrated man expressed serious concern over the ability of the police in Ikorodu to handle the matter.
“I don’t think that the police in Ikorodu can handle this matter. We need direct contact to the Commissioner of Police and the State Government to know about the actual situation of the investigation into the matter. We need to act very fast because it’s been five days that the poor girl has been missing”.
Meanwhile, attempt to get the position of the police on the investigation and allegations by Pamilerin’s family proved abortive.
Calls and SMS sent to the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) were not picked, responded to nor returned as at press time.
Story credit: THE IMPACT Newspaper
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