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Missing baby: Police may declare herbalist wanted


The police in Ogun State said yesterday they were making arrangement to obtain court’s permit to declare a herbalist, Chief Olasile Ifayemi, wanted in connection with a missing 18-month-old boy, Hezekiah Opeyemi Ogundele.

Little Ogundele went missing 11 days ago at a naming ceremony at Inuosegba community, off Akorede Estate in Abeokuta, the state capital, and has not been found.

They added that the fleeing herbalist, who owned the bungalow, where severed human wrist, school pupils’ bags, uniforms and ladies’ pants were discovered in the area, was yet to be located for arrest.

Police spokesman Olumuyiwa Adejobi told The Nation that the command would declare the herbalist wanted when the permit is procured.

Adejobi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, added that detectives were interfacing with the parents of the missing baby for more information and for his photographs to assist the public to recognise him, if found.

The boy disappeared on July 26 while playing at the venue of a naming ceremony of Mr. Olusola Osunleke’s daughter.

Osunleke’s wife is said to be the niece of Hezekiah’s mother.

When Hezekiah’s mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Ogundele, finished dressing the new born baby in readiness for christening, she searched for her son, where he was playing earlier and couldn’t find him.

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