Family pleads with FG to locate Nigerian businessman missing in South Africa

The family of a missing South Africa-based Nigerian businessman, Mr Taiwo Aderinola Alli, has appealed to the Federal Government to prevail on the South African government to locate their brother.

Mr Kehinde Alli, twin brother of Taiwo, said on Wednesday that he went missing on April 6 in Pretoria and had not been seen since then.

He said in a statement in Lagos that prior to his disappearance, Taiwo, 47, owned an automobile sales business, called Bounce Express Motors and was married to a South African, Mrs Jemina Alli with a daughter.

“Taiwo was last seen by his wife on the morning of April 6, when he left their house for Tshwane District Hospital, Pretoria to seek medical attention.

“He never arrived at the hospital nor returned home and has not been seen since then,’’ Kehinde said.

According to him, the case was reported to the Sinoville Police Station in Pretoria on April 9 by his family.

“The family has also reported the case to the Nigerian mission in South Africa, Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora in Abuja and the South African High Commission in Nigeria,’’ he said.

Taiwo`s twin brother also said that the incident had put his family in great distress and pain.

“While we continue to trust God for the safety of our brother, we daily suffer psychological trauma and torments wondering what could have happened to him.

“We count on your diplomatic intervention, network and deployment of necessary resources to locate and reunite missing Mr Taiwo Aderinola Alli with his family,”  Kehinde said.

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