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 destination.
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 missing son.