Young girl goes missing during church service in Lagos


A young girl identified as Esther Ojo, went missing during last Sunday service at a Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries’ church in Lagos state.

The two-year-old girl, Esther Ojo, went missing during the service at a branch of Mountain of Fire church in Agege. It was gathered that she disappeared after she went to use the toilet in the church, and all search for her has proved abortive.

Speaking on the development, her mother told a Punch correspondent;

“We went to the church together and I am one of the children’s teachers. As of 12.31pm, we were still together and I was cautioning her not to step on the child sleeping on the bed until someone called me and I left where she was.

“We were almost through with the second service and I was very busy because I was rounding off the programme. The other teachers told me that Esther said she wanted to urinate and a child of a church worker took her to the toilet. The girl was the one that used to help me with Esther whenever I was busy and Esther was already used to her.

“The girl said she placed my daughter on the potty and left her there when somebody sent her on an errand to buy pure water. When she returned from the errand, I asked after my daughter and she said when she checked her in the toilet, she was not there. Ever since then, we have been looking for Esther.

“We first reported the case at the Pen Cinema Police Station, and we have also gone to the Area ‘G’ Command and the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Alagbon. They promised to radio other stations, but they later said they had not heard anything about her.”


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