A three-year-old boy has been declared missing after his aunt left him unattended to and went to a party.
The whereabouts of a three-year-old boy identified as Mubarak Ogunlewe, who has been missing for the past three months after his aunt whom he was staying with at Papa Alfa, Asese-Ibafo area in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, is still a mystery as the parents are almost losing hope of ever finding their son again.
It was learnt that the little kid was taken to live with his aunt, Alhaja Taibat Bello, since March last year after his parents divorced.
Circumstances leading up to the little Mubarak's disappearance is still very unclear but according to the angle given by close insiders, the boy's aunt had left him in the care of a Quranic school in the area and left for a party in another part of the town only to come back and meet that the boy was no where to be found.
Bello and other residents of the area, after discovering that Mubarak was missing, were said to have searched the nook and cranny of the area to no avail.
Bello then decided to go and report the incident at the Ibafo Police Station but she was told to come back after 24 hours.
“I am baffled by how he got missing. I just took my bath when he came back from the Quranic class with his friend. After using the toilet, he said he wanted to bath too, which he did. He dressed up hurriedly and told me he was going back to the class and I left for the anniversary of our cooperative society.
I came back around 3 pm but he was not at home. I went to the class only to be told that he had left for home with others. When we searched everywhere and did not find him, we went to report at the Ibafo police station, but we were told to come back after 24 hours. We went back on Monday to report.”
The state Police Police Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident.
“The case was reported at the station and we have sent signals to all the formations within the state and the neighbouring states. We are making efforts to ensure that the boy is found.”