A police Corporal, Mr Emmanuel Okoye, attached to the Ifako Police Station in Lagos, has allegedly kidnapped a 17-year-old girl, Patience Isabor, from her residence in Bariga, Lagos.
The incident was said to have happened on Feb. 10 when Okoye allegedly entered Patience’s home after shooting her elder sister (Okoye’s ex-lover), Blessing in the cheek and hand.
Blessing, 19, is currently critically ill at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, after undergoing series of surgeries to remove bullets from her body.
According to sources, “Corporal Okoye was dating Blessing the elder sister and their relationship had blossomed over the years but towards the end of 2011, he dumped her and started dating Patience”.
“Their mother was against the relationship but Patience and Okoye continued their love until January, 2012, when he came to meet Mrs Isabor that she should allow him to marry Patience.
“Mrs Isabor objected because she wants Patienceto continue her education and she does not trust Okoye as he had disappointed her first daughter in the past.
“On Friday, at about 7p.m, Blessing was at home and their mother was yet to come back from work, Okoye defied their mother’s objection and stormed the house with a black bag containing a gun and kidnapped Patience”.
“While he was dragging her away, Blessing stood against him that he cannot take Patience away without the permission of their mother and more so, no one knows where he was taking Patience to”.
“As they were arguing, Okoye brought out his gun and shot Blessing on the cheek and on her hand and then took away Patience, “the source explained.
Lagos State Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Mr Joseph Jaiyeoba, who confirmed the incident, told Nigeria News Agency (NAN) that the police command was looking for Okoye.
Jaiyeoba said that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Yakubu Alkali, has ordered a thorough investigation into the case.
“The CP is aware of the case. We are not declaring Emmanuel Okoye wanted yet, we are still looking for him until the appropriate time we will declare him a deserter,” Jaiyeoba said. (NAN)