Police concern over missing Nigerian girls

Joy Igaharo (left) and Esohe Ida-Ogabono.
Joy Igaharo (left) and Esohe Ida-Ogabono.

POLICE say they are deeply concerned for the safety of two Nigerian teenage girls who have gone missing from Worthing.

Joy Igaharo and Esohe Ida-Ogabono, both aged 15, went missing on Good Friday afternoon (April 6) after saying that they were going to church.

They were last seen at around 2.30pm apparently heading for a Baptist church in Greystoke Road, Ferring, but they never arrived.

Both girls arrived unaccompanied from Nigeria in recent weeks, but it is believed that they hadn’t met before arriving in Worthing.

Detective Inspector David Richards said: “We are deeply concerned for the safety and welfare of these two girls whose only knowledge of the UK is the Worthing area.

“However, we believe that they may have a contact somewhere in the UK and are now trying to link up with them. I am worried as to what that contact may have in mind for them and I would urge anyone who knows of their whereabouts or who has seen them since Friday afternoon to call Sussex Police immediately on 101 quoting serial 1370 of 06/04. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”