April 11, 2017

MYSTERY | Lagos matron disappears after calling daughter

Family of a 58yrs old matron, Mrs. Winnifred Alofoje, are afraid she may have been abducted after she went missing since last Friday.

Efforts to reach her on her phone were said to have proved abortive, as the line was switched off.
Winnifred, a matron at Blue Sky Hospital, Egbeda, Lagos, was said to have left her house in Hand of Fire City, Igando, at about 9am, for Nurse and Midwifery Council in Yaba to renew her medical licence. 
However, her name was said to be missing in a register for people who visited the centre for licences on that day.

At about 12pm that Friday, Winnifred had reportedly called her ailing daughter on the telephone to know how she was faring.

The woman’s son, Itua Alofoye, told Punch that he was notified about her disappearance at night when his father and sister did not hear from her.

Itua said he visited the centre on Saturday, but could not verify whether she got to the place.

He said further efforts to locate her had been futile, adding that she might have been abducted.

He said, “She works with Blue Sky Hospital in Egbeda. Her medical licence expired and she went to the centre to renew it. My sister, Onor, said she spoke with her around 12.45pm on Friday. She just asked about her (Onor’s) health. Since then, her line has been switched off.

“I went to the centre on Saturday, but was unable to meet with any official. I went back today (Monday; they checked the register to know whether she actually came to the centre. Her name was not in the register.

“The family moved into Igando on Wednesday, but I don’t live with them. We learnt there was an accident in the Maryland area on Friday, and we were told to go to the Gbagada General Hospital. But she was not there. We also went to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba, and the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.

“We reported at the Igando Police Station and the police collected all her details. She has been practising as a nurse for over 30 years now. Nobody has contacted us about her whereabouts, but I have a feeling she was abducted.”

The Chief Medical Director, Blue Sky Hospital, Dr Femi Olofinshawo, said the matron had gone to the centre for the licence renewal the previous week but could not obtain it due to insufficient funds.

He said, “I was told on Saturday morning that she was missing and I advised her family to check some hospitals because I learnt there was an accident in Maryland.

“She didn’t come to work at all. She took permission to go to renew her licence and the permission was granted. She was not supposed to spend more than five minutes at the centre because she had already filled the necessary forms the first time she went there. She was supposed to make the payment and get the licence.”

We hope the police in Lagos will get on top of the situation.

18 comments:

okorochas justin said...

She shall be found unhurt...

godwin progragrammer said...

let the police act fast!

Nasiru Adoke said...

i believe she was abducted but why she hasnt been released or family contacted is a mystery..i pray she returns home safely,police try and do all you can

Austine Gabriel said...

na wa oo

Sunshow said...

God take control.

Onifade Joseph said...

Dear God pls come to the rescue of this family
#Believe

Onifade Joseph said...

God pls come to the rescue of this family
#Believe

Sunshow said...

She will be found

Ademola Adunola said...

That location is very close to my hood, i heard about that news also and i hope police are on top of the situation

inumidun said...

Hope she's found..

Grace boniface said...

Hope she's found.

Hassan Aderemi said...

We hope she's found soon & alive.

Rasheed Lawal said...

God will grant her return

Rosemary Ezeji said...

Let her be found lord

abdulrasaq abdulrafii said...

God Will bring her unhurt

Oladimeji Seun said...

People need to be careful this days o.

Anurika Onwu said...

Kidnapping is getting out of hand

Queen Abiodun Ogunnika said...

I pray she is found safe

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