The Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed, has awarded scholarship to Master Victor Samuel Asuquo, a four-year-old boy who got missing and was reunited with his family.
According to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Odiko Macdon, the little Victor Samuel Asuquo, got missing on Sunday, October 13, 2019, after attending a Church service at Deeper Life Bible Church, IBB way, Uyo, with his senior cousin, Michael Godswill who resides at Afaha Ikot Obio Nkan, in Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area.
After Service, the whereabouts of the boy could not be determined.
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A good Samaritan, one Ekemini Stanley, residing at No. 4 Ukpong Ebe Street, Uyo, found the child along his street, and took him to ‘C’ Division Police Station, Aka/Etinan.
The same day, at about 9pm when the Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Odiko Macdon visited the Division, he saw the boy and queried what a child of that age was doing at the Police station at such a time and was informed that he was a found child.
He asked the officers concerned to bring the boy to the Public Relations Department at the State Headquarters the following day while concerted efforts were being made by the DPO and the Juvenile welfare centre (JWC) of the Division to locate his parents.
On Tuesday, at about 3pm, the Police located the mother of the missing but found child, Miss Comfort Elijah of Nung Ette, Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area.
The Commissioner of Police, while handing the child over to the mother, called on parents to always be security conscious and see the security of their children as paramount, the children he observed will become future leaders.
On his part, Mr Ekemini who found the child said he was tempted to keep the boy but opted to do the right thing before the law.
The CP lauded his good gesture and urged other citizens of the State to emulate him.
He warned perpetrators of Child Stealing and Traffickers to stay away from Akwa Ibom State or face the wrath of the law.
CP Zaki Ahmed, impressed by the brilliance of young master Godwin whose mother said was not going to school because of lack of funds, awarded scholarship to him to commence school on Thursday, October 17th, 2019.