The Lagos State Police Command is yet
to discover the whereabouts of one of its
officers who allegedly kidnapped a 17-
year-old girl after shooting her sister.
Corporal Emmanuel Okoye, attached to
the Ifako Police Station at Bariga,
kidnapped Patience Isabor on February
10, after he shot her elder sister,
Blessing, in the cheek and hands.
Blessing 19, is receiving attention at the
Lagos State University Teaching Hospital
(LASUTH), Ikeja, after undergoing series
of surgery to remove the bullets from
her body.
According to neighbours, Blessing and
Patience were dating Okoye. It was
gathered that the police officer had
initially been involved with Blessing, but
fell in love when he met Patience. He,
thereafter broke up with Blessing and
proposed to her younger sister.
"Corporal Emmanuel was dating Blessing
the elder sister and their relationship
had blossomed over the years but
towards the end of last year, he dumped
Blessing and started dating Patience,"
said a neighbour who did not want his
name published. "Their mother was
against the relationship but Patience and
Corporal Emmanuel continued their love
until last month when he came to meet
her mother that she should allow him
marry Patience. Mrs Isabor objected
because she wants Patience to continue
her education and she does not trust
Corporal Emmanuel as he had
disappointed her first daughter in the
Infuriated with the development, the
police officer was said to have barged
into the Isabors' house on February 10,
around 7pm, kidnapped Patience and
shot Blessing when she tried to stop him.
Since then, nobody has seen them.