Tricycle Rider Disappears with 4 School Children

A Keke rider has reportedly absconded with four school children of the same parents in Umuahia, Abia State capital.

The Keke rider was said to have been contracted to take the children home, but he ended up taking them to an unknown destination after picking them from school.

The kidnapped students were identified as Mmesoma, Testimony, Godswill and Chinwotito, children of one Chimobi Agah, a resident of Umuagu, Umuahia.

Confirming the development, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Abia State Command, ASP Maureen Chinaka, said the incident was reported at the Ohuhu Police Station on November 28, 2023.

The police spokesperson said the parents of the missing children reported that the Keke rider took them to an unknown destination.

“They reported the matter to the Ohuhu Police Station and the DPO in charge of the division swung into action, searching for the kids in the neighborhood, including hotels.

“Investigation is ongoing on the matter,” she said.

It was gathered that the father of the children, Agah, is an indigene of Amasiri in Ebonyi State, but resides and does business in Abia State.

Agah was said to be in Enugu State on a business trip when the incident happened.

He immediately returned to Umuahia after his wife informed him of the development.

It was also gathered that the Keke rider was not known to the family before he was engaged by the mother of the children to take them to their school.