A student of the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Adefunke Adewodun, has been declared missing by her mother.
Adefunke, a 200 level student of the Department of Theatre and Media, was last seen in the morning of April 24 in her hostel in Osekita, a satellite town along Iworoko road.
Narrating her ordeal to journalists amid tears, the mother, Mrs. Rosaline Adewodun, explained that her daughter had called her twice from captivity, requesting that the family should be praying for her safety and escape.
She clarified that she saw Adefunke last on April 23 when she left Ondo after the first semester break, noting that efforts to trace her since then had proved abortive.
“She came for the holiday in Ondo town, where I stay and later returned to school. That was on April 23. On Monday, she was said to have come to her hostel around 8am and left again.
“Funke called me in the night of Sunday (April 23) that we should be praying for her. Again around 1pm on Monday (April 24), she called, saying we should not worry again as she was okay. I however insisted I would come to the school as I already left Ondo and was in Akure.
“Nigerians should help me to look for my daughter. She has been missing for almost 20 days. I have been in Ado-Ekiti for four days looking for her everywhere. We have reported the case to the police,” she lamented.
Confirming the development in a telephone interaction, the Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Alberto Adeyemi, said that Adefunke was seen last when she returned to her hostel after her first semester break.
“It is true the lady is missing. She was seen last at her hostel when she was seen entering her hostel room to pick some things and went out after returning from Ondo. It would be improper to say particularly what has happened to the girl.”
Adeyemi said police had launched investigation into the case.