A sixty nine year old man, Mr. Anthony Opia who left his family house over one years, is said to be still ‘missing’ in Delta state.
The man, a transporter who plied the Ughelli, Ozoro and Oghara routes suddenly ‘disappeared’ on the 29th of June 2017 with Passat vehicle and has since not returned.
His family says the police were yet to locate him or declare him ‘missing’ as his whereabout remain shrouded in uncertainty.
Prosper Opia, eldest son of ‘missing’ Opia, said his father who is a native of Ukwuani Community in Ukwuani Local Government Area, said since the very date his father left the house at Karien Street in Okumagba Layout, Warri he has not returned home over one year ago.
The thirty 32 years old Prosper lamented that living without their father has been very “Painful” and “stressful”, stating that his father was last seen at about 10am on the faithful day.
Prosper claimed that the matter was reported to the Police Station in Ughelli by his uncle, Pastor Albert Opia stressing that efforts by their family to search for him has been unsuccessful.
He expressed the hope that his father may be alive and therefore begged the various security agencies as well as the Delta State Government to intensify its efforts in the search of his father and reunite him with his family.
“I beg the Police, Army, Navy, Civil Defence, Immigration, Customs and Delta Government to help me look for my father. It has not been easy with us the children and our mother. Please help us I beg you.
Prosper noted that his father left behind a wife with four children.