A grieving mother, Joy Iheanacho, has accused policemen attached to the Juvenile Welfare Centre at the Alakara Police Division, Lagos State, of demanding N200,000 from her to track the impostor they allegedly released her missing child to after demanding proof that she is the mother.
PUNCH Metro gathered from footage reposted on social media by @segalink that Joy’s son was returning from school when he suddenly went missing four years ago.
While efforts were on to locate the whereabouts of the child, Joy said she was able to track down the location of her son through a Facebook post.
The post read, “Found Child by name Chibuike Ogbonna, Male 9yrs old, fair in complexion, speaks English and Igbo lang, hails from Agba in Oboama, Ohaji LGA of Imo State, he is presently in Ojo Division, Lagos State Police Command, grateful assist and repost so that if any of his family members can be trace they can call this number. 08031939075. Thank you.”
The victim’s mother said when she got to the Juvenile Welfare Centre at the Alakara Police Division, the policemen asked her to provide documents to proof that the child was birthed by her, adding that after providing the documents, she was told that he had been released to another woman, who took him to Imo State.
She said in pidgin English, “My name is Joy Iheanacho, wetin carry me come here nah because say I dey find my pikin over four years ago. My pikin dey come back from school and I no see am. I see where dem post am for Facebook and I come go where dem say the pikin dey in Alakara Police Station.