The family of Idris Emmanuel, the 35-year-old man who was declared missing in Okpella, Etsako East Local government Area of Edo State, have cried out to the police to assist in the search for their son.
It was gathered that Emmanuel was lured out from home to Auchi by unknown persons on November 11, 2020 and has not been seen since then.
Speaking to journalists, Emmanuel's father said all efforts made to locate him had proved abortive. He, therefore, called on the Edo State Police to take up the case and help find his son.
"The incident was first reported at Okpella and Auchi Divisions of the Edo State Police Command, as a case of a missing person and all efforts made to find him had yielded no results. I want the police to help me find my son. We are in pain because I don’t know if my son is dead or alive." he lamented.
He described his son as a dedicated and coommited young man who couldn't hurt anyone.
Reacting to the distress call, spokesperson of the State Police Command, Chidi Nwabuozor, said he had not been briefed by the Okpella Division of the Command, assuring the police would issue a statement on the matter after getting the brief.
"We have not been properly briefed. When we are briefed, we’ll do an announcement on radio and television to notify the public." he added.