There was shock in Umahia, the state capital of Abia as a Keke rider, contracted to take four pupils to school, took them to an unknown destination.
It was gathered that the kids, Mmesoma, Testimony, Godswill and Chinwotito, are the children of one Mr Chimobi Agah, a resident of Umuagu, Umuahia.
It was learnt that the father of the children, Agah, is an indigene of Amasiri in Ebonyi State but resides and does business in Abia State.
The development was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Abia State Command, ASP Maureen Chinaka.
According to ASP Chinaka, the incident was reported at the Ohuhu Police Station on November 28, 2023.
The police image maker in the state disclosed that the troubled parents of the missing kids were certain 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 missing children was 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.
Meanwhile, a train has reportedly crushed a woman to death in Delta State.
The incident occurred at the train station in Agbarho community, Ughelli North Local Government Area, at about 21:48 pm.
It was learnt that the woman was one of the passengers who alighted from the train but forgot an item.
She started running after the train when she suddenly fell backwards and as she tried to get up, the train crushed and scattered her body parts.