Teenage Girl Found Alive After Disappearing With Boyfriend For 11 Months


A 16-year-old girl who was declared missing by her father in January this year in Kubwa, Bwari Area Council of the FCT was found at the weekend at her hometown in Benue State. She had eloped with her boyfriend several months previously with her parents knowledge.
The teenager, simply identified as Maria, was said to have been found by her relations in her village who contacted the father who had almost given up hope of seeing his daughter again.
City News learnt that the girl was allegedly lured away from their Kubwa residence to Gwarinpa by a 21-year-old man suspected to be her lover.
A source told our reporter that the girl spent the first two months of her disappearance with the man until he later got a job for her in a hotel where she was receiving a monthly salary of N20,000.
According to the source, trouble however started when the girl stopped receiving salary which she later discovered was being collected on her behalf by the suspect, without her consent.
“She became even more annoyed when she further discovered that her salary was being lavished on other girls by the suspect even when her own immediate needs were not being met,” it added.
City News further gathered that the girl who could no longer condone the excesses of her lover, decided to relocate to her village, rather than going back to their Kubwa residence for fear of the father’s reprimand.
“The girl had already spent three days in the village when her relations realised that she was there without the father’s knowledge of her whereabouts and therefore informed him immediately.
When contacted, the Kubwa Divisional Police Officer, Chief Superintendent Nurrudeen Sabo, said the girl has been brought to Abuja from the village and is currently at the police station following a report by the father on her disappearance from home.
Sabo, who also confirmed that the lover, one Emmanuel John, had been arrested through information provided by the girl, said the matter is being investigated.