Monday, 28 March 2016

Ifesinachi Anih is not missing

News broke recently that a 16-year old girl, was abducted and forced to convert to Islam about six months ago.

In a recent report, the girl who is a native of Amaechi Awkunanaw in Enugu South area of Enugu State is not missing. Also, her mum is not a widow. The girl's father is sound and alive.

Report have it that the mother of the girl ran away from her husband's house four years ago and went with the children to live in Abuja. It was there Ifesinachi Ani now Ahamotullahi Ani got attracted to the religion of Islam and finally converted.

Meanwhile, Muslim community in Uwani area of Enugu South Local Government Area within the Enugu metropolis have appealed to the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase and the Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Nwodibo Ekechukwu to quickly intervene for the release of , Ifesinachi Ani, 16, her father, Sunday Ani,59, and one Ifeanyi Haruna who have been detained at Uwani Police Station, Enugu since Monday.

The Muslims community who spoke through one of their key leaders, the federal Commissioner representing the South-East Zone in the National Hajj Commission, Abuja, Alhaji Ibrahim Ezeani, said the continued detention of the teenager, her father and Mr. Ifeanyi Haruna - a good Samaritan, who brought the girl from Abuja to see her in Enugu,   was quite unfair since they voluntarily made themselves available to the police.    
Alhaji Ezeani said: “The police should please release this girl to her father who has been desiring to see her over the years, so that the father can take custody of the daughter.

This is why we appeal to the IGP, Solomon Arase, and the Enugu State Commissioner of Police, to intervene and secure the release of these three persons before the issue will take another dimension.