“As I returned from work that Monday, I was told they were looking for my son. At first, I actually believed that he was going to return that same day, though it was already night when I got home. I couldn’t sleep well that night, especially when it was deep into the night. As at that time, many evil thoughts began to run through my mind.
“The following morning, I went to Pako Police Station to lodge a complaint. The policemen collected all the necessary information from me and assured me that they would do everything possible to trace my son. I later went to Ijora and Orile Police Stations to also inform them of my ordeal. “Later on, while we were asking people around if they came across Ebuka, some people said they saw him the following day in a certain area, but they were not aware that he was missing from home. I would not know how true that was. But I don’t want to believe that he is dead. Why will anyone kill him?”
Azudiugwu who hails from Isieke village in Okija town, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State described Ebuka as a quiet and easy-going boy loved by everyone in the neighbourhood, and who is fair in complexion. He said that the teenager had an ailment when he was a toddler, and further revealed that the health incident caused him speech impairment. Following what seemed like recovery from the unfortunate illness, Ebuka was no longer able to speak, but he retained full hearing ability.
Until his disappearance, the teenager lived with his parents and four siblings at 13, Olumoku Street, Amukoko area of Ajegunle, Lagos State.