Stella Dimoko Missing Corps Member Was Reportedly Depressed Over Dislocated Shoulder


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Friday, January 11, 2019

Missing Corps Member Was Reportedly Depressed Over Dislocated Shoulder

The family of Abdulrafiu Imam, a serving member of the National Youth Service Corps in Lagos State, has asked the NYSC and the police to intensify the search to find him.

Imam, a graduate of Mathematics from the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, went missing on December 24, 2018, after he left the apartment he shared with a friend at the Military Barracks Yaba.

Imam’s sister, Kehinde Lawal, said that his roommate, who was not around when he left the house, told the family that Imam had shown signs of depression lately because of a sprain.

She said, “I don’t know what led to his disappearance, because we don’t stay together; he stays in Lagos, while I stay in Ibadan. All we know is that we had been trying to reach him on his phone days before Christmas and his number indicated that it was switched off, and this got us worried.

“His roommate told us that he went to the Redemption Camp and by the time he came back, he saw my brother’s phone, wallet and clothes in the room and concluded that he had gone out to buy something.
“But his roommate became apprehensive after waiting for two days without seeing Imam. One of my brother’s friends, who had been calling his phone without luck, called the roommate, who told him he had not seen Imam for some days and that is how we have been looking for him since then.

“His roommate told us that Rafiu (Imam) had been depressed lately and we did not know anything about it. He did not inform us. Rafiu sprained his shoulder sometime ago and his roommate said anytime he looked at it, it made him sad.
“He sprained the shoulder last year while he was staying with one of our aunts. 

He left the house for some days and when he came back, he had a sprained shoulder. He was taken to a local bone setter and his shoulder was dislocated completely so that the bone could be set, but it was not done properly.”

Lawal added, “When he came to my place in Ibadan before going for the NYSC programme in Lagos, I saw the arm and where the ball and socket ought to be was not where it was. I took him to the University College Hospital in Ibadan, but the resident doctors were on strike and I told him to go to the hospital as soon as he got to Lagos.

“He was told at the hospital that he required surgery to reconstruct the shoulder and that this would cost a lot of money, but I promised him that I would pay for the surgery whenever I got the money; I never knew that the condition of his shoulder could get him depressed; his roommate never informed us about his depression.”

Imam 's family said they have visited all possible places that he might be.They urged anybody with useful information on Imam’s whereabouts to report to the nearest police station.

The spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, Chike Oti, said the command was intensifying the search for Imam, adding that he would soon be reunited with his family.

*May God guide you back home young man!!!


  1. Amen to your prayer Stella.

    This depression matter sef na wa!

    1. May God protect him..Doctor Bone In Mushin will Solve his Problem... The baba is very very Good...

  2. Eyah I pray he is found

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  3. This just confirmed one's fear about these local bone/womb setters.
    See how dude's shoulder completely dislocated after taking him there.
    Oh God! Grant us wisdom.

  4. Lord please protect And lead him back home

  5. God please help this young man.

  6. I pray he is found, alive and well. It always confounds me that people still patronise these local bone setters, when there are government hospitals everywhere. They wreak a lot of havoc and most of their 'patients' eventually end up in hospitals to rectify medical conditions that have been aggravated by these local charlatans!

  7. God, please keep him safe and guide him back home

  8. Saint Anthony of Padua, we pray for safe return.

  9. May God let him be found Hale and hearty.

  10. All this na demonic thoughts

  11. May God bring him back home safely.

  12. God please bring him back home safely. Amen


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