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What would you do if you returned home to find that your child has gone missing?

One of the best things to happen to me (and my family) this year is the birth of my 2 beautiful nieces. While I have not spent much time with them, I know that I love them with all my heart and can’t imagine what I would do if anything ever happened to them. A few years ago my mother and I had been visiting relatives in Cape Town. We thought that my baby sister (then 3 or 4 years old) was playing outside with my other cousins only to later discover that she was not outside with the other kids. We had to search the neighbourhood and found that she had gone to a park that she saw when we passed on the way.

The reason why I am sharing this is because of a story I came across on my timeline last night about a lady called Temmy. She had left for varsity in the UK in the morning and returned to find that her daughter had been kidnapped by her paternal grandmother who had been visiting them for 5 months. She apparently took the child to Nigeria. The story was covered on Linda Ikeji and the Temmy has also tweeted extensively asking for help. Read the full story HERE and on her timeline HERE.

It is a sick sick world that we live in. I cannot begin to imagine what she must be going through. I’ve been tweeting the influential people that I know from Nigeria to try and raise awareness and so far only Toke Makinwa has responded. It is indeed true that evil only flourishes when good people do nothing. Let us hope that Liya (Temmy’s daughter) will be found and that the grandmother will be locked up for a very long time.

 

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Richmond Sajini is a musician and media entrepreneur in the public relations, television, radio and retail spaces in South Africa. He studied Public Relations and Communication at the University of Johannesburg and has worked on brands such as Coca Cola, Tsogo Sun, Heineken as well as the South African National Roads Agency. He has been told to shut up many times by people who don’t understand that he is in love with the sound of his own voice. For this reason he decided to start his own blog where he would share his thoughts and experiences without inhibition. Visit his blog, www.randomramblings.co.za and follow him on Twitter @richmondsajini.

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