4-year-old Girl Goes Missing During Church Service


A 4-year-old-girl, Elo Ogidi, whose family is a member of the Christ Embassy in Oregun, Lagos disappeared during church service last Sunday.

PUNCH reports that while the parents went to the adult church, Elo was left with the maid during the church's thanksgiving service before she went missing without a trace.

Solo Cosmos, Personal Assistant to Elo’s father said her parents are too distraught at the moment, urging anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact the police.

Cosmos, however, said efforts to find her had been abortive, adding that the police had yet to have a clue on the whereabouts of the pupil.

“The family were all there at that thanksgiving service and Elo was with the maid, who took care of the three kids of the family.

“Cake was shared for the children during the thanksgiving service and the maid went to get the kids’ slices. But when she returned, she discovered that Elo was not on her seat again.

“We got information from a child that he saw Elo outside the tent where they had the children thanksgiving service. The kid said after Elo came out of the tent, a woman grabbed her hand and took her away.

“We immediately organise a search party but she was not found.”

He said the case was reported at the Alausa Police Station but was transferred to the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.

Bulus Musa, Officer-in-Charge of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit, confirmed the incident, adding that it was a case of kidnapping.

He said, “I am aware of the case and we are working on it. We are still investigating the case.”


Deborah Yisah



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