25th January, 2023
By Stanley Nwanosike
The Enugu Police Command has eventually reunited a presumably 20-year-old lost-but-found lady, who couldn’t recall her name, with her mother.
She was reunited with her mother on Tuesday, just hours after police issued a search warrant for her family members.
DSP Daniel Ndukwe, the state police spokesman, said on Wednesday that the reunion was emotionally charged.
He stated that the mother, a widow, gave the correct name of the lost but found lady as Comfort and gave her age as 23 years.
During police profiling, Comfort had previously given three different names as her name and her age as 20 years.
“The mother said Comfort left a prayer house in the Inyi community in the Oji River Local Government Area of the state, where she had been since December 31, 2022, following her state of mental imbalance.
“She said her efforts to find her were futile until she was notified of a police statement about a lost-but-found lady on various media platforms.
“Comfort, who was a student at Abia State University Uturu, started suffering from a mental imbalance in 2020 after she returned from a wedding ceremony in Abuja,” Ndukwe said.
Ndukwe said the command appreciated everyone who contributed to making the reunion of Comfort with her mother possible.
“The police applaud the good Samaritan that found and took Comfort to the police station at Ozalla Division on Jan. 20 after she was found wandering at Obe community in Nkanu West Local Government Area.
“We also appreciate the pressmen and public-spirited individuals who used their various media platforms to widely circulate news about the lost-but-found lady.
“The police urge all and sundry not to relent in being compassionate, caring and showing undiluted love in this manner, which made the speedy reunion of Comfort with her mother possible,” he said.