Awesome! Kidnapped Over A Year Ago On Children’s Day, 2-year-old Re-unites With Parents
BEVERLY HILLS, August 21, (THEWILL) – A boy who was abducted from his parents, on children's day, as a toddler, over a year ago has been finally rescued by the police and reunited with his parents.
According to the Commissioner of Police in Abia State, Adeyele Oyebade, Master Joseph Okafor, was stolen from his parents on 27th of May, 2015 at Eluma Lokpaukwu in Umunneochi Local Council of the state.
Oyebade, while handing over the two-year-old boy to his father, Mr. Francis Okafor, revealed that the lad was abducted by two men, one Chibuike Uzoegwu and Ezenwa Nwazue, from their family house and taken to an unknown destination.
The suspects were later arrested and charged to court by the police, but the child had yet to be found then.
However, efforts were intensified by the police to find the boy, who was eventually seen in a church at Okigwe, Imo State on the 17th of August 2016 in the custody of one Emelda Iduma, who hails from Afikpo, Ebonyi State.
“The suspect had already renamed the little boy David Kelechukwu Iduma. She confessed that her late husband, one John Iduma, adopted the little boy sometime in May 2015,” Oyebade said.
Mr. Okafor, who was delighted at the rescue of his son was grateful to the police saying: “I have been very happy since my son was found because my wife and I have not been sleeping well since our son was stolen. I thank God for giving me my son back.”
Story by David Oputah