A 10-year-old boy, Chibuike Ogbusu, has been abducted by unknown persons at St. Bartholomew Cathedral Church (Anglican Communion) Kubwa, Abuja.
The young boy had attended the boys brigade rehearsal
at the church last Saturday and was about going home
when he was abducted and taken to an unknown
Chibuike’s father, Dr. Peter Ogbusu, told Punch Metro on
Wednesday that the family had yet to hear from the
kidnappers, adding that different people had however
been calling to make funny demands and suggestions.
According to him, the boy had gone to the church for
rehearsals with three friends and were about coming
home, when he was snatched by his abductors.
“After their boys brigade practice, Chibuike’s friends told
him they wanted to drink water at a borehole in front of
the church, but he told them he was not thirsty. So, the
others went to drink while he waited for them, but when
the three boys got to where they left Chibuike, they did
not see him and they left for their homes, thinking he
had gone home. They did not know he had been
abducted,” Peter explained.
The optometrist said when the family did not see
Chibuike at 7.30pm, they called on his friends on the
telephone, who expressed surprise that he had not
reached home since he left the church around 6.30pm.
“We then went to the church and searched for him
everywhere, but saw no sign of him. The next day being
Sunday, it was announced in church that our son was
missing and we also went to hospitals, but we didn’t see
him. The police are currently investigating his
disappearance,” Peter added.
The eye doctor said the family had been receiving
strange calls from unknown persons with one asking him
to deposit N10m and another telling him to come and
see a prophet, who would assist him to locate his