- A man in Ogun state, identified as Idowu Gbadegeshin Ajiferuke has been missing for four years
- Ajiferuke went missing since November 2014
- The wife, Dashola Ajiferuke expressed hope that one day he will return
The fact that Idowu Gbadegeshin Ajiferuke a native of Ogun who lived at Wale Adebayo Otemuyi Street in the Matogun area of the state, has remained missing since November 2014 (four years) has left his son, Temidayo Ajiferuke and his wife, Dashola Ajiferuke in pain, dismay and agony.
Ajiferuke's family has been praying since then, expectantly waiting in hope that one day he will resurface to their amazement and joy, Vanguard reports.
Narrating their bitter experience his son Temidayo told newsmen: “I was actually in school when they called to notify me that my daddy was missing. Before I came back from school, my mother and some other relatives had gone to the police station to report him missing.
"We didn’t stop at that; we also went to different hospitals within Ogun State to check if he was involved in any accident but no information came from there. Before he went missing, he lost his job. My father doesn’t like being idle and losing his job affected him.
"There was a time he was sick, we took him to the hospital, they said he was fine and that nothing was wrong with him. As time went on, he lost his memory. I guess the loss of his job got him depressed.
"We took him to Yaba Neuropsychiatric Hospital for treatment and he was there for a while. “After he lost his job, the pension company was supposed to pay him his pension two years after. After he went missing, we went to the pension office and they asked us to get a letter from his place of work which we did.
Temidayo said that they have lost communication with the victim's relatives owing to the fact that they stopped visiting the family after Ajiferuke disappeared, blaming them of being the cause of the strained relationship.
However, Dashola (58 years) said that she is still hopeful that Ajiferuke may one day return. She said: “I believe my husband is still alive. Each time I dream, I see him alive. I am trusting God that one day, he will come back home.
"I thank God that the two children we have are behind me. What if he comes back with another woman and kids?
“If tomorrow my husband comes with children, I will welcome him. After all, my children are graduates. There is nothing I can do. But I know that my husband is not that kind of person. When we were still young, he was a one- man, one- woman person.
"He didn’t double date. His routine was going to work, coming back home after the close of work, going to church and home. He is more of the indoor type. Till date, my in-laws don’t have an idea of how I managed to train the kids through school since my husband went missing.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that the police in London were in panic as they frantically sought for a Nigerian man, Babatunde Paul Odeyemi.
The police mainly in the Borough of Newham had urged the public to assist in searching for the missing man.
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