Enugu State Police Command says the young girl found on Monday, wandering in Obe, Nkanu west local government area of the state had re-united with her family.
This was contained in the press release made available by the police public relations officer, of the command, DSP Dan Ndukwe on Tuesday, January 24,2023.
The statement reads, “Enugu state police command wishes to inform the general public that the young girl earlier announced as found on Monday, 23rd January 2024, has today, Tuesday 24th January 2023, at about 4pm, reunited with her mother, one Mrs. Benedicta Chukwugbo, in an emotionally charged atmosphere, barely twenty-four hours of the announcement.
“The highly excited and appreciative mother, who is a widow, gave the name of the found girl as Comfort Ifunanya Chukwugbo aged 23, a native of Inyi in Oji-River Local Government Area.
” She stated that Comfort left a prayer house in same Inyi community, where she was taken to for prayers, on 31st December 2022, following her state of mental imbalance. That all efforts made to locate her proved abortive, until she was notified about the Found Girl press release and pictures of her daughter circulated via different media platforms.
“Mrs. Chukwugbo further stated that Comfort, who was a student of Abia State University Uturu (ABSU), started suffering from mental imbalance in 2020 after she attended and came back from a wedding ceremony in Abuja.
“Meanwhile, the Command sincerely appreciates everyone who contributed in making the finding and reunion of Comfort with her mother and family members possible. She particularly applauds the Good Samaritan that found and brought her to the Police Station, pressmen and public-spirited individuals who used their various media platforms to widely circulate the Found Girl press release and those who identified and escalated the information to her mother.
“The Command further urges all and sundry not to relent in being compassionate, caring and showing undiluted love of this manner, which made the finding of Comfort and the speedy reunion with her mother and family members possible,” Ndukwe said.