Abdulrahman Balogun and his wife, Bunmi are in agonizing pain after their neighbour identified as John David fled with the couple’s 10-month old baby from the house they all reside as tenants at Okokwu community, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
David whose whereabouts isn’t known till now, came to the Baloguns’ apartment on Sunday 11 December under the guise of playing with the baby. He absconded with the infant afterwards.
According to the baby’s father, Abdulrahman,
“David came to play with him. I went inside to call my wife because we were almost late for the church programme. When I came outside, I could not find David and my son in the compound.
“We searched for them everywhere on the premises, but we couldn’t find them. I called his phone number and it indicated that it was switched off. He started living here five months ago,” he said.
“His name on Facebook is John Elvis David but we know him as Davies. He moved to this area five months ago. His three friends who lived with him have been arrested by the police.
“A woman called me yesterday (Sunday). She said she and David boarded the same bus in Warri around 4pm and that she saw him with my son. She said she was surfing the Internet after she arrived home when she read the post on Richard’s abduction on social media. She said she would have raised the alarm if she had read the post while she was on the bus.
“We got married October 2015. That is our first and only child. We are appealing to the public to assist in tracking down the abductor.”
The baby’s mother, Bunmi, added:
“I never had a cause to be suspicious of him (David). He was friendly with my son. They go out together and he buys things for him. So, I didn’t know he was this wicked.”