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45-year-old Ogun trader goes missing, stranger picks calls



Family members of a woman, Rosemary Obidinma, who reside in Ibafo, in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, have cried out after she did not return home from her shop on Tuesday.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the mother of five spoke to her first child, Daniel, that evening on her way home from Apapa, Lagos State.

It was learnt that by Wednesday, when Daniel and his siblings called their mother’s phone after she did not return home, the man who picked the call warned them to stop disturbing him, saying he was in Delta State.

 Our correspondent, who spoke to Daniel, was told that his last conversation with his mother was around 10pm on Tuesday.

He said, “My mother left for her shop at Apapa. Before she left, she told me that if the traffic on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway was serious, she would come back home.

“Later, I called her around 9:30am and she told me that she had boarded a bus to Berger. By 12pm, my sister and I called her and she told us that she was already at Apapa; this was when we needed more money to complete my sister’s post-UTME registration.

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“Later, around 6pm, I called her again and she told me that she was already closing for the day and would soon be at home. But by 10pm when we did not see her, I called her number and she told me that she stopped at Ketu to buy some food items.

“By 11pm, when I called her number, it was switched off. On Wednesday morning, when I called her number again, a man answered the phone warning me not to call that number again.

“My sister also called her Airtel line and a man answered the phone, telling her it was a wrong number and she should not disturb him again.”

The elder brother of the missing woman, Emmanuel Iffi, told PUNCH Metro that the incident was reported at the Ibafo Police Station.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, could not be reached for comment as of the time of filing this report.

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