A student of the Ekiti State University , Ado Ekiti , Adefunke Adewodun , has been declared missing by her mother .
Adefunke , a 200 level student of the Department of Theatre and Media , was last seen in the morning of April 24 in her hostel in Osekita , a satellite town along Iworoko road .
Narrating her ordeal to journalists amid tears , the mother , Mrs. Rosaline Adewodun , explained that her daughter had called her twice from captivity , requesting that the family should be praying for her safety and escape .
She clarified that she saw Adefunke last on April 23 when she left Ondo after the first semester break , noting that efforts to trace her since then had proved abortive .
“ She came for the holiday in Ondo town , where I stay and later returned to school . That was on April 23 . On Monday , she was said to have come to her hostel around 8 am and left again .
“ Funke called me in the night of Sunday (April 23 ) that we should be praying for her . Again around 1 pm on Monday ( April 24 ), she called , saying we should not worry again as she was okay . I however insisted I would come to the school as I already left Ondo and was in Akure.
“ Nigerians should help me to look for my daughter. She has been missing for almost 20 days . I have been in Ado – Ekiti for four days looking for her everywhere .
We have reported the case to the police , ” she lamented .
Confirming the development in a telephone interaction , the Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer , Mr . Alberto Adeyemi , said that Adefunke was seen last when she returned to her hostel after her first semester break .
“ It is true the lady is missing . She was seen last at her hostel when she was seen entering her hostel room to pick some things and went out after returning from Ondo . It would be improper to say particularly what has happened to the girl . ”
Adeyemi said police had started investigation into the case .