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Missing 17-Year-Old Girl Found In Lagos



A 17-year-old girl, Special Ajiri, who went missing on Wednesday has been found after hours of search. The girl was said to have gone missing at about 3:00 p.m., after leaving home to see a friend.

Her mother, Ebegbare Ajiri, during the search had turned to social media for help. She wrote: “Please, my baby is missing. She left home in Ijanikin, at about 3:00 p.m. to see a friend at Agbara but never got to her destination. She’s just 17. If you live around Iya Oba to the Agbara axis and you have seen her, please, let me know, or report to the nearest police station.”


Although information concerning her discovery was sketchy, yesterday, her mother, who gave an update, wrote: “She’s been found and is currently hospitalised. Thank you all for your prayers and best wishes.”


She added: “They boarded Korope bus. I think they used chloroform to make her unconscious. She found herself in Oko Afor and was rescued by a vigilante group.”


Spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the case was not reported.


MEANWHILE, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Adegoke Fayoade, yesterday, issued a 10-point strategic roadmap for officers of the command.The CP said the command is committed to rejuvenating the attitude of officers towards ensuring quality and optimum service delivery, building trust, and improving the relationship between residents and the police.


He promised to increase police visibility and accessibility and be open and responsive to the citizens. Fayaode also promised to strengthen inter-agency cooperation and collaboration at all levels, to enhance safety and security and improve the quality of justice administration.

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This is besides conducting periodic and unannounced spot checks at holding cells, police stations, as well as inspection of weapons and ammunition carried by personnel to ensure compliance with official regulations.


He said: “We are committed to ensuring officers adhere strictly to the code of conduct and ethics of our noble profession and maintain the highest standards of integrity both on and off duty, and partnering with the media and organised community groups to promote better police service delivery;


“Partnering with the health sector to ensure the continuous wellbeing of officers for healthy and quality service delivery is also part of our agendas.


“We will establish an accessible mechanism of receipt of complaints made by members of the public for swift and impartial investigation to complement the efforts of the Command Complaint Response Unit.”

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