Pastor, Mother trade blame over missing 18-year-old girl in Osogbo


A middle aged mother, Mrs Bukola Ayeni and a Pastor identified as Ola John are trading blames over the whereabout of an 18-year-old girl, Mariam Rauf who allegedly went missing in the Osogbo capital of Osun State.

It was gathered that Mariam who is a student of Baptist Girls School, Osogbo left home on the 29th of March this year without disclosing her destination to anybody.

However, it was suspected that she has relocated to the eastern part of Nigeria to start a new life and selling herbal medicine.

The worried mother narrated the circumstance to journalists in Osogbo said, her daughter was bedwetting making to seek help  from.Pastor John who was introduced to her by a friend.

As part of the curative measure,the  pastor said she needed to be sleeping in the church which she agreed with and missing girl spent most of her times in the church while she only came home to dress for school.

Mrs Ayeni alleged that she informed Pastor John that her daughter had absconded but he said she was victimising Mariam.

The mother alleged that the pastor was not interested that her daughter was found saying, insisting that the Pastor incited her daughter against her on the ground that she did not take good care of  her.

However, when Newsmen contacted Pastor Ola John, he said, he denied of the girl’s whereabouts, adding that he had reported the incidents Oke-Baale police station in the state capital.

Pastor John explained that he offered to help her while in trouble,adding that he is also worried like her mother.

The Spokesperson of Osun State Police Command, Mrs Yemisi Opalola sought for more time to respond to the issue. (Punch)

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