Woman disappears after visiting husband’s grandfather’s house

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Woman disappears after visiting husband's grandfather's house

One Mrs Mary Okoi has disappeared after visiting her husband’s grandfather’s house in Delta State.

Her family, the Stephen Okoi family from Cross River State has, however, petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, over her disappearance.

Her family said she disappeared from the palace of her husband’s grandfather, Igwe Ugbome II of Okpai Kingdom, in Umuada Quarters in the Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State.

Ibrahim Ngada, the lawyer representing the family, said she was last seen at the palace on December 24, 2020, and had no arrangement with her in-laws over any traditional practices.

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Ngada said she was meant to depart her residence at 45, Ujuju street, off Umusan Road, Kwale, in Delta State alongside her daughters, Louisa and Chisom, for Okpai on the said day at the request of her husband’s great grandmother, Mrs. Igwe Ugbome, and has since not been seen by the Okoi family.

According to the petition, her husband, Collins Okpo Ugbome, called Mary’s younger sister, Blessing Bassey, who resides in Edo State on December 25 to inform her that she left the palace the previous night and had not returned.

The family, however, called for a comprehensive investigation into her disappearance.

The petition reads in part: “Our client and his entire family are affronted, aggrieved, distressed and very much concerned about this mysterious disappearance of Mrs Mary Stephen Okoi and we therefore vehemently consider it very imperative that we bring this formal complaint to your humble self and urge you, Sir, to use your good office to intervene in this potentially dangerous situation of a missing human life and treat the matter with utmost urgency, which you are known for by leaving no single stone unturned to unravel the truth of the matter and ensure that justice prevails against all and sundry for Mrs Mary Stephen Okoi”.

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