A teenage girl was said to have gone missing after school hours last Wednesday.
Residents of Jakpa Road in Delta State’s Uvwie Local Government Area are tense after Treasure Ofuya, a 13-year-old child, was declared missing.
Treasure’s mother, Faith, told journalists in Warri on Monday that she had a misunderstanding with her teenage daughter the night before about the misuse of her phone and the possession of a Subscriber Identity Module card.
The mother stated that she was unable to determine if the girl had left because of the misunderstanding.
Faith, on the other hand, believed that one of her classmates claimed Treasure had expressed dissatisfaction.
But she insisted that she had done everything she could, including reporting to the Ekpan Divisional Police Station, contacting relatives and friends, and searching her phone for potential clues to her daughter’s whereabouts.
The mother stated;
“Treasure went to school on Wednesday although we had a little issue on Tuesday evening. I seized her phone because she was not supposed to take it to school and she was not supposed to have a SIM card. But we noticed that she had a SIM card. I was angry with her and I seized the phone.
“On Wednesday, she bathed and went to school at New Era, Jakpa Road. After school, she used to attend a lesson close by, just across the Jakpa Road. But she did not get to the lesson that day. From school, she just disappeared.
“I have reported to the Ekpan Police Station. They declared her missing. We made publications and all that. She will be 14 in August.”
When contacted over the incident, the acting Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Bright Edafe, could not confirm if the case was reported.