A 17-year-old girl, Mildred Ebuka, who got missing on Thursday while running an errand in Lagos has been found by the police in Bauchi State.
The teenager reportedly left her residence in Victoria Island on Thursday to deliver a wig cap to her Aunty’s friend in the Ikorodu area of Lagos.
The Bauchi Police Command on Friday alerted the public to locate the girl in its custody.
In a statement via its Twitter platform, the police command said, “The bearer Mildred Joshua Ebuka female aged 17yrs-old of Block 19 Ubandale street Victoria Island Lagos State, whose photograph appeared below left home on Thursday 25/08/2022 to deliver a message of a wig cap to her aunty’s friend in Ikorodu, on the way she stopped a taxi bus not far from her home, from thereon she found herself in Bauchi.
“She hails from Lagos and speaks English Language fluently. Wore light blue blouse shirt and trouser, fair in complexion and she has no tribal mark.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Wakil, told The Punch on Friday that Mildred was found in a park in Bauchi.
Wakil said, “The essence of sharing the information is to find her parent. She could not remember anything when she arrived Bauchi. A lady woke her up in the park, and she did not know where she was.
“So, they contacted the police, and our public relations office called my attention to it. That was why I made it public.”
After a check on the address, it was discovered that the street does not exist.
When contacted, The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, also confirmed that the street did not exist.
He said, “We hope her relatives would reach out when they see her picture.”
However, a recent update by the Bauchi State Police Command has disclosed that the parents of the girl have been located and her real name is Jenifer Joshua Anga and not Mildred Joshua Ebuka earlier they earlier reported.
In a tweet, the police stated, “It is with utmost gratitude to GOD Almighty that Bauchi State Command have located the parent of (Mildred Joshua ebuka) not her real name,her name is Jenifer Joshua Anga and presently she will be reunited with her family in good health condition. Thank you for your patriotism.”
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