A 13-old-year old SSS 1 female student identified as Lawal has allegedly eloped with her 21-year-old boyfriend, Akin, who is said to be a motorcycle rider. Lawal is from Ilefunfun, Magbon, Badagry, Lagos State while Akin lives in Ilogbo, Oko Afo, a neighbouring community.
Punch reports that Lawal met Akin through her friend, Kemi and they both left home after meeting in a church on October 22nd.
According to one of the girl’s family members, the mother of Akin is thwarting their efforts at finding the girl. They also revealed that Kemi allegedly knows where the girl sleeps at night but her mother has refused to let her take the family of Lawal to the location.
Isah, who said his daughter had been decent until she struck a relationship with Kemi, explained that she had fled to Kemi’s house and spent two days with her a week before running away with Akin.
He said, “I have been responsible for her upbringing and that of her sisters since their mother died five years ago. She changed suddenly and her behaviour has become strange.
“A week before she fled with Akin, I returned from work in the evening on Friday. A neighbour told me that she went out with Kemi.
“When I got there, Kemi’s mother said she had gone out with Kemi to iron her clothes. She returned home the following day and I warned her not to associate with Kemi again.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, said the case was reported at the Morogbo division.
He said, “ During investigation, he (Isah) said he suspected somebody who is her boyfriend. Investigation is ongoing to arrest the boyfriend and find the daughter of the man. A case of missing person was reported at the station.”