By Kayode Afolabi, Ore
A 55-year-old fruit seller, Mrs Rashidat Museliu has called on well meaning Nigerians to come to her aid over her missing 13-year-old daughter, Tosin Museliu.
Hope Metro gathered that the girl was declared missing in February, months after she was taken to Lagos by her mother’s ‘regular customer,’ identified as Gbemisola Obapolo.
Rashidat who is based in Ore, while narrating her ordeal to our correspondent on Sunday said, her child’s journey to Lagos was based on an agreement she had with Obapolo, who promised to take care of her daughter and sponsor her education.
“Gbemisola is my customer. During the period I faced some financial challenges last year, she came to me and said she would need someone to assist her in Lagos. So, I suggested that my daughter should follow her with a promise that she will take care of her and sponsor her education, which she agreed.
“I told her that I wanted to borrow N20,000 from her for my petty business. I promised to return the money as soon as possible. And she obliged and borrowed me the money.
“She eventually took my little girl to Lagos last year. But less than a week after getting to Lagos, she called me on phone and informed me that my daughter is nowhere to be found.
“After months of waiting for feedback from her, I was so worried, and my phone was faulty. So, I called her on another person’s line. When she picked the call, she shouted at me on phone that I should not disturb her and stop calling her. She immediately blocked the number.
“The woman later called me that she did not eventually see my child. I became restless and told her to help me find my daughter,” she narrated.
Rashidat said that prompted her to report the case to Amotekun in Ore and it was later referred to the Police Area command.
Hope Metro gathered that Gbemisola Obapolo has been arrested by men of the Ore Police Area Command.
Effort to speak with the Police on the incident proved abortive as of the time of filing this report.
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