No fewer than 57 teenagers have been declared missing in Lagos State between January and July this year by their family members or guardians, according to the state Police Command.
Analysis of the document revealed that of the number, 27 are males, representing 47.4 per cent of the total figure; while 30 are females, representing 52.6 per cent.
A breakdown of the missing teenagers showed their states of origin from across the geopolitical zones thus; South-West, 20; South-East, 33; North-Central, 2; North-West, 1; and South-South, 1.
It was also discovered that the ages of many of the missing teenagers were between 10 and 19 years.
The highest cases of missing persons in the last seven months were also recorded in the Igando-Idimu-Ejigbo-Ikotun area of the state.
This was followed by Agege, Iju and Badagry areas.
A search for some of the addresses given to the Police by those who reported their missing family members, discovered that they had either vacated the places or the addresses supplied were incorrect.
In one of the addresses located at No.5 Opeifa Street, Dopemu, Agege, Lagos, where one Janet Aliyu aged 18 was reported missing by one Emmanuel Aliyu, the occupants initially feigned ignorance of the case.
One of them later said Emmanuel had packed out of the house and that he reported to the Police when he could not find his daughter (Janet) on the day they were to relocate to their hometown.
The occupant said, ‘‘He reported to the police when Janet was missing on the day he was packing to return to his hometown. I am not aware of the outcome of the search for his missing daughter.’’
The command said anybody with useful information regarding how to find the missing teenagers should contact the police or their relatives.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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