What could be best described as unimaginable occurred in Agbor as an elderly man in his 80s, Mr. Isaac Agborehike, who was declared missing by family members a few weeks ago was found in an unexpected location in Nigeria; Shagamu, near Lagos.
The development which has remained a mystery to many, occurred a week to Christmas when the victim who hails from Alijemisi in Alisimie Community, Agbor stepped out at about 11:05am of the fateful day he got missing, saying he was going to buy fuel at one of the petrol stations located at Ewuru Junction, along Benin/Asaba Expressway, Agbor and did not return.
According to the victim’s daughter, Purity, who spoke to Ika Weekly reporter shortly after a thanksgiving Mass held St. Marks Catholic Church, Alisimie in appreciation to God for all He has done for the family, said her family having combed the neighbourhood including Benin and Asaba and had almost lost hope, received a call from their Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Augustine Abude who told them that a colleague of his called to notify him that their father had been found in Shagamu.
Her words, “same day we got the joyous news, I travelled with my nephew and my uncle to Shagamu and when we got to the church, St. Anthony Catholic Church, where the Reverend Father is residing , he took us to Trinity Hospital, where my father was admitted.
“We met the doctor, who gave us the contact of one Mr. Williams, who on arrival, in response to our call, said that someone else brought our father out from a bush and handed him over to Mr. him, because he is a security man. Mr. Williams further explained how the Good Samaritan said he initially took our father to the Police Station and was directed to return him to where he was found but could not do so because the victim was an elderly man.
So, he stayed with him, until he was able to hand him over to Mr. Williams, asking him to take my father to a nearby Catholic Church, where the Parish Priest contacted Rev. Fr. Abude in Agbor.
“We immediately had my father discharged from the hospital and brought him back to Agbor at about 2:45am the following day together with his motorcycle and the jerrycan filled with fuel, she added.
On his part, Pa. Isaac Agborehike when asked to narrate what happened, said he could only remember himself buying fuel into his motorcycle and a jerrycan, and while riding back home he lost his memory.
As at the time of filing this report, what is yet to be unraveled is, how Pa. Isaac Agborehike who could barely ride himself on 2kilometers distance was able to ride himself to Shagamu on his motorcycle with the same level of fuel he bought in Agbor .Or could it have been that he was picked by ritualists but somehow, was abandoned in a bush for some reasons known to them? If that is the case, then thanks be to God for sparing his life, because he was lucky.