I want my daughter released by my girlfriend’s mother, student begs court

A 32-year-old student, Ayoka Emmanuel, has told a Mararaba Upper Area Court in Nasarawa that his girlfriend’s mother, Vivian Izuakor, is hiding his 11-month-old baby from him.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Emmanuel said that Izuakor’s daughter, Chilota Lucy Ugochukwu, who was his girlfriend, gave birth to his daughter.

He said his relationship with the defendant’s daughter led to pregnancy in which they had a daughter, named Beatrice.

“On August 8, I went to the defendant’s house to see my daughter and she told me that she would travel to the village with my daughter for August meeting.

“Five days later, I went back to check if she was back, I saw her but she told me that she did not come back with my daughter and all efforts to know where my daughter was  proved abortive.

“I asked my girlfriend if she knew where her mother took the baby but she also told me that she did not know where her mother took the baby to.

“I am pleading with the court to assist me and compel the defendant to bring back my baby and hand her over to the mother (my girfriend) where I can always see her,” he said.

Izuakor, however, was absent in court, and the presiding judge, Ibrahim Shekaru, adjourned the matter till September 2 for hearing.