Nutritionist to Abuja missing for 18 days between Ogun and Lagos
Eighteen days after Opeyemi Anifowose left her residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State, to board a flight to Abuja in the local wing of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, in Lagos State, the whereabouts of the nutritionist remains unknown.
PUNCH metro found that the father-of-two had left his home to be captured as part of the integrated payroll and staff information system in Abuja when he suddenly disappeared.
Efforts by Opeyemi’s traumatized family members and friends to pinpoint his whereabouts have since proved unsuccessful.
Her friend simply identified as Chuks said Opeyemi’s family were mourned for the incident, adding that no one had contacted her family about her disappearance.
Chuks said, âHe (Opeyemi) left his home in Abeokuta around 5 pm on Thursday, May 6, 2021, to have Lagos State stay in a hotel so as not to miss his flight to Abuja the next day.
âHe was on his way to Abuja for his IPPIS capture, but around 7pm he called his mother to inform her that he was in Mowe and that this was his last contact with his family.
âHe was supposed to board an Aero Contractor flight on Friday, but when we contacted the airline, we were told he hadn’t shown up. Most of the time when we discuss the incident with his wife, she ends up crying. We have not received any ransom calls or that he is dead. ”
Another friend, who simply gave his name as Rasheed, said trackers were used to track Opeyemi’s number, adding that until his number was permanently deactivated, he was being tracked in the area of ââOpeyemi. ‘Iju from Lagos State.
He said: âWe reported to the Ogun State Police Command in Eleweeran, Abeokuta, but the police told us that they had not been able to follow up for two weeks, because the service was down. We also showed up at the DSS office in Shangisha, Lagos, but were told they could only intervene if ransom calls were made.
âIt was by employing independent trackers that we were able to track his phone number in the Iju area of ââLagos. When we presented the report to the Ogun State DSS, they said it was outside their jurisdiction. But they recently called his wife to get information from her so they could start an investigation.
Efforts to elicit a reaction from state police public relations officer Abimbola Oyeyemi have been unsuccessful at the time of this report’s filing.
In another development, the whereabouts of a University of Benin undergraduate student Olive Ize-Iyamu remains unknown to friends and family.
Olive’s friend Adeola explained about her Twitter manipulate, @dearolaa, which the student was last seen around Westwood Estate in the Badore area of ââAjah, Lagos State.
Talk with PUNCH metro, Olive’s sister, Constance, said the 24-year-old was supposed to be in school, but came to Lagos without telling anyone, adding that she stayed with her cousin, Nosa Mac-Oliver , in Ajah, where she was last seen.
Constance said: âI spoke to her on May 17th and she told me she was in school. I tried his number on Tuesday, but he didn’t connect; the same thing happened on Wednesday and the rest of the week. But on Friday I asked my older brother Franklin if he had heard from her, but he said no.
âSuddenly my cousin, Nosa Mac-Oliver, who stays in Ajah, chatted with me on WhatsApp and I asked if I had any news from Olive. I told him I haven’t heard from her since Tuesday, but he told me he heard from her nine days ago. I called her friends at school and they said they hadn’t seen her for over two weeks.
âI called Nosa to ask her if she told him that she was in Lagos and that’s when he told me that she had been with him for three weeks, when she was supposed to be in school. Nosa said that on May 13 she told him she was going to see someone, but did not give a name or address.
âWhen he hadn’t heard from her for nine days, he got worried and had to ask me. I informed my father and he showed up at the Surulere and Ajah police stations yesterday (Sunday).
Reacting to Olive’s disappearance, state police public relations officer Muyiwa Adejobi said, âI am not aware; I’ll find out, âbut he had not yet responded to our correspondent at the time of publication.
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