A concerned mother’s plea for help has gone viral.
The UK-based woman is alleging that her child’s paternal grandmother, Annette Ehiemere, kidnapped her daughter named Liya and took her to Nigeria.
She posted the photo above on Instagram, along with the caption:
“Yesterday, my daughter’s paternal grandmother kidnapped my daughter while I was in Uni and took her to Nigeria without my consent. There are speculations that she might still be in the UK but I have also gotten information that she is in Nigeria. If you hear or see anything or see my daughter, please call the police or inbox me.”
Here’s the background story on the situation, as reported by YNaija:
Temmy who lives in London, had gotten pregnant in 2012, for a man she was in a relationship with. However, when he found out she was pregnant, he revealed that he didn’t want the baby. But she decided to have the baby and take care of her as a single parent. The man is based Port Harcourt.
Liya’s grandmother had gone to the UK to visit Temmy and her daughter, and had been staying with them for about 5 months. A few days ago, when Temmy came back home from attending classes at her university, she discovered that Liya and her grandmom had disappeared.
It was later discovered that the Annette took Liya and boarded a flight to Nigeria from London.
It is suspected that the grandmom may have taken the child to her father in Port Harcourt, as that is where she also resides.
“I feel like this a bad dream and I am going to wake up soon. I see these things in movies and never thought it could so easily happen to me because I was stupid enough to trust someone who I thought being my daughter’s grandma was automatically family. I can’t survive without my baby. She has never even travelled without me to another town in England here, talk less of another country
I am never one to put my business out there because I have always felt like I was strong enough to handle anything that life throws at me because I had Liya to keep me going, now my baby is gone and I am weaker than I have ever been in my life, that’s why I need you to help me raise awareness or get someone to help me. I don’t mind getting Liya back and then going through custody battles with them the right way but the way they took her was so wrong. I miss my baby so much and I need help,” said Temmy.
Here are some more photos Temmy posted on her social media:
She also posted this video a few hours ago, promising she is trying her best to reconcile with her daughter soon.
I miss you munchkin… I am so sorry this had to happen, even if they v taken you to a place filled with the most amazing toys to distract you, i know you miss mummy so much, i know everything feels odd atm… But i m trying my best. I❤️u and again i am so sorry.