Police issue a new appeal to help find a missing Nigerian Coventry Uni student amidst CCTV sighting . Ozi Akerele a 24 year old student arrived from Nigeria to study a Masters Degree at Coventry University. The 24 year old who is said to be the first of 4 brothers to a widowed mother- Irene Akerele . Ozi was last seen on the 31st of January . Ozi is a tall black young man, 6’ 2″ tall and of a slim build, last seen wearing jeans, distinctive blue and white converse trainers and a grey/black zip-up jacket.
The widowed mother has flown in from Abuja Nigeria, and has made a heartfelt appeal to help find his son.
Inspector Alastair Orencas who is leading the search for Ozi, said: “We believe that Ozi made a call asking to be picked up near to Coventry University in the early hours of Saturday 31 January. However, when his lift arrived he was not there and has not been seen since.
“He may have been on Foleshill Road, specifically between Park Street and the A444, around 7am on Saturday 31 January. A man of similar description was seen talking to a taxi driver in a black hackney cab opposite Lloyds Bank and a short time later the same man is believed to have been seen attempting to talk to motorists further up Foleshill Road, near to Cross Road.”
If you have any information, or have seen or know the whereabouts of Ozi Akerele, you’re asked to contact the police by calling 101.