Fear has taken over residents of Jakpa Road in the Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State as a 13-year-old girl, identified as Treasure Ofuya, has been reported missing.

The teenager was said to have gone missing after school hours last Wednesday.

Speaking with journalists in Warri on Monday over Treasure’s sudden disappearance, her mother, Faith, said she had a misunderstanding with her teenage daughter the previous evening over the misuse of her phone and possession of a Subscriber Identity Module card.

The mother said she could not establish if the girl went away because of the misunderstanding.

Faith, however, stated that one of her schoolmates claimed that Treasure said she was not happy.

But she maintained that she had done all within her powers, including reporting to the Divisional Police Station at Ekpan, reaching out to family and friends, as well as checking the phone for possible clues to her daughter.

The mum in her statement said, “Treasure went to school on Wednesday although we had a little issue on Tuesday evening. I seized her phone because she was not supposed to take it to school and she was not supposed to have a SIM card. But we noticed that she had a SIM card. I was angry with her and I seized the phone.

“On Wednesday, she bathed and went to school at New Era, Jakpa Road. After school, she used to attend a lesson close by, just across Jakpa Road. But she did not get to the lesson that day. From school, she just disappeared.

“I have reported to the Ekpan Police Station. They declared her missing. We made publications and all that. She will be 14 in August.”

When contacted DSP Bright Edafe, the acting Police Public Relations Officer in the state, over the incident, said she could not confirm if the case was reported.