2 Brothers Suffer Memory Loss After 24 Days In Captivity

The two brothers, who went missing in the Solomade, Ikorodu area of Lagos State while running errands for their parent, have been found.

The two boys ─ 19-year-old Daniel and Channing, 17 ─ were found around the Redeemed Christian Church of God’s Redemption Camp, on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway after 24 days.

Their father, Moses Odugbo, told our correspondent on Tuesday that the children were found in tattered clothes, adding that they had lost memory of what happened to them for the past three weeks.

Our correspondent had reported that Daniel and Channing were sent on separate errands on September 9, 2015.

The two boys had reportedly gone missing, while their parents made efforts to locate them, including reporting to different police stations in the state.

Moses, while confirming that they had been found in a telephone interview with PUNCH Metro, said he was contacted by a motorcycle rider on Saturday.

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He said, “We have found them. A motorcycle rider called me on Saturday morning and said he saw them on the road and people were running away from them because they were in rags.

“He said they beckoned on him (motorcyclist) for help and though he was initially hesitant, he decided to give them his phone when they said they could still remember my number.

“I got there around 12 noon and saw them. They looked like mad people. They told me they had gone to the ATM together on the day I sent them on errands.
“But as they were coming home, they met a man on the road who asked them for direction to a particular address.

“They said that was the last thing they could remember. I took them to my brother’s house at Ketu to bathe them and change their clothes before taking them home.”

Our correspondent was told that the victims were still weak and would not be able to talk to PUNCH Metro.

Their discovery was said to have been reported to the police at the Igbogbo division, who requested to see them for questioning.

But Moses said they were not ready and fit for such a mental exercise due to their health condition.

“They are presently on medication. When we told them they had been away for 24 days, they could not believe it, because it still appeared like a dream to them.

“Their mother is traumatised; but we bless God that they returned home alive. Not many people are so lucky to go through that kind of experience and return home,” he added.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Joe Offor, had yet to reply to a text message on the incident as of the time of filing this report.

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10 Comments

  1. ADELOVE newspaper should keep on the good work of following up on news reports. I remember suspecting when the news was reported initially that the boys had probably decided to run away. Thank God they have been found.

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