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Abducted 15-year-old UTME candidate returns home
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Abducted 15-year-old UTME candidate returns home

Yvonne Williams

15-year-old girl, Rita Clement, who was abducted by unidentified persons while on her way to sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in the Ikeja area of Lagos State, has returned home.

According to the Punch,  Clement was dropped off by her abductors in the Oshodi area on Wednesday around 9pm, and given money to take a bus back home.

Earlier on Thursday, March 17, 2016 it had been reported , that Clement, who lived with her relatives on Gboyega Kilo Street in the Ojodu Berger area, and had UTME registration number 65061660GJ, went missing on Thursday, March 10.

It was reported that she was to sit for the exam at 6.30am on the day she went missing, and her centre was at the West African Examinations Council International Office on Plot B, Lateef Jakande Road, Agidingbi, Lagos.

At about 5pm on Thursday, Clement sent a text message to her mother’s mobile phone, raising the alarm that she had been abducted and she did not know the location where she was taken to.

The matter was said to have been reported at the Ojodu Police Division and transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja.

Clement had written in the text message, “Mummy, they took my phone and beat me up inside the bus. Mummy, I don’t know where they took me to. They made me sleep and said they will kill me if I ran. Someone gave me the phone, saying I must return it before they came back. Mummy, please save me.”

The uncle, Emeka Orazulike, who worked as a pharmacist, had said they had yet to hear any update from the police, adding that he believed in God that Clement would return home.

Clement walked back into the family’s apartment at about 9pm on Wednesday.

She was said to be tired and unable to give the details of her ordeal to the family members.

The family on Thursday went to the Ojodu division to make a statement that the teenager was back.

They, thereafter, proceeded to the SARS office, Ikeja, where the operatives took Clement’s statement.

Clement, Orazulike, and three other family members were spotted at the Command headquarters, Ikeja.

Source: www.punchng.com