by crossriverwatch admin
A Three year old boy, Victor Offiong Edem was snatched away by an unknown person at the Assemblies of God’s Church 14, Nnmandi Azikiwe Street Calabar South during Sunday service on 15th December, 2013.
The father of the boy, Mr Offiong Edem, a staff of College of Health Technology, Calabar said he took his family to his place of worship to thank God for his goodness to him in 2013 and after the service which was also the church’s Thanks Giving Day, he went to work and left Victor in the company of his wife, Angelica and his other son, Samuel but was later informed that Victor had gone missing.
“I do work on Sundays too so soon after giving my Thanksgiving offering, I went to work leaving behind my wife, Angelica, Samuel my first son and Victor in the church only to be called later that Victor had gone missing ”.
Mrs Angelica Offiong, mother of the missing boy said after the close of service, she had a short discussion with some church members and after that “I went to pick my bag where I kept it not far away from where I stood and when I turned back, I asked Samuel where was Victor and he said he could not find him again”. The distraught woman said with tears rolling down her cheeks.
She said obviously, the person was monitoring her and the children and as soon as her eyes were turned away from the child, the person took away the boy. “My son is a healthy and happy boy and I know God will bring him back to me no matter where the person may have taken him to”.
Pastor Chukwu Ekeke, the head pastor of the Assemblies of God Church, Nnamdi Azikiwe Street said this was the “First time an unfortunate incident like this has taken place in this church and prayers have been said and I know God will certainly bring back that boy”.
A police source at the Mbukpa Police Station where the matter was reported said investigations are going on to track the ‘baby-thief’.
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