It’s been more than a week since the 19-year-old Oxford University student has been missing in London. Richard’s mum Evidence Joel pleads for more help to find her missing son. Joel has urged her son to come home as her family terribly misses him. She appeals for help from the public in finding the son she is ‘missing desperately’.
However, there has been no reports or sign of Richard’s disappearance from the Kensal Road. The new pictures of Richard has been released on the internet where he was last seen on bus in West London. The Kensington and Chelsea police, with their investigation team has been working tirelessely to fing the missing 19-year-old boy.
Richard Okorogheye’s mum cries for help from the public
Richard, who has been missing since more than a week, has left his family and friends in a distressing state, as there has been no reports about him yet. Richard’s mum, Evidence Joel, cries for more help from the police and appealed to the public to help finding her lost son.
Joel urges him to come home and wanted to know if he was ok, wherever he is right now. She said, “We need him at home. I would tell Richard personally ‘Come home, we love you, we miss you terribly. We’re not angry, we just want to know you’re ok’.”
Where was Richard last seen?
According to the new pictures recently released of Richard, he was last seen boarding the 23 bus southbound in Ladbroke Grove at about 20:45 GMT on 22 March. CCTV Footage showed that he was wearing black clothes and was carrying a black satchel with a white Adidas logo.
However, it is still not known as to to when the 19-year-old got off the bus, as there were no pictures released during that period of time. Police have asked anyone who may have been around Ladbroke Grove at the time to get in touch with them.
Ms Joel has described her son as, “a very civilised boy, he’s very focused, intelligent, loved by everyone”. She believes that Richard has been taken away. She said, “We feel he has been taken away – he went to a friend and something happened there.
She added, “If anybody has seen Richard, please tell Richard to come home. Please, tell him to come home. We need him at home.”
Richard’s mum tells the whole story of his disappearance
Ms Joel, who is a nurse, and who has returned to home at 21:00 GMT, assumed that Richard must be sleeping in his room as he only leaves the house for regular blood transfusions. Richard’s condition affects how the red blood cells work in his body.
When Ms Joel first reported Richard’s disappearance, she said the police were not at all helping as they told her that Richard is an adult, who could go out and come back whenever he wanted. Then she added, “I said ‘he’s a young adult with a medical condition and he has left home without his medication’.”
She also told the police officers that he had “no jacket, no money, so I’m worried, I’m concerned about his wellbeing” but the “response was ‘sorry'”.
She further added, “Every time I called them, they said there was no update. If you’re doing something there, should be a result, no? “
“They kept telling us there’s no update – that was not very encouraging”, Ms Joel said. She said it was only on Sunday and Monday that she felt like “they are doing something”.
About Richard Okorogheye:
- Age: 19-year-old
- Height: 6ft with a slim build
- Missing Since: 22nd March 2021
- Missing from: London
- Last seen: At Kensal Road, walking in the direction of Ladbroke Grove Sainsbury at 8:40 p.m.
- What was he wearing: Black long sleeve top, black tracksuit bottoms, and black trainers. He was also carrying a small Adidas bag.
- Reference number: 07735084081
- Richard’s Mom: Evidence Joel
- Anyone with information can call the police on 101 quoting 21MIS008134 or, in an emergency, call 999.
If you have any information about the 19-year-old lost boy, kindly contact the above mentioned number, as the police and Richard’s family are extremely worried about him. Let us all wish Richard a good health, wherever he is right now.