Benjamin, the very first youngster of the Tetteh Ocloo family members, went missing on January 31, 2020 and has however to be uncovered.
For the Tetteh Ocloo family members at Klagon in the Higher Accra area like many other households, 2020 is surely a year full of numerous distressing recollections.
The misery of this household started out in the incredibly initial month of the year when their first baby, 15-12 months-aged son, Benjamin Tetteh Ocloo, went lacking.
Since January 31, members of the loved ones are nevertheless to set eyes on him.
His mom, Emma Bosompra at the time bubbly and frequently wearing broad smiles, now seems to be emaciated having starved herself, walked numerous kilometers and struggling to catch some rest weeks after Ben’s disappearance.
She breaks into uncontrollable tears anytime her son’s identify arrives up.
Look for groups built up of the relatives and neighbours, have combed a number of communities which include Ashaiman, La, Kpone between other areas but all to a naught.
Apart the search, radio bulletins and a couple of media engagements considering the fact that the incident, have introduced the family’s concern to the fore.
The spouse and children was dealt a further blow last month when some elements of the nation such as Tema and Ashaiman, experienced to be set below lockdown around the Covid-19 pandemic.
This has rather limited movements besides for all those for these classified as vital company employees.
By this directive, hopes of discovering Ben are chipped absent as the times pass by.
Emma Bosompra recounts one particular unforgettable working experience in which a soldier sooner or later experienced to obtain himself in her footwear.
“As I approached one particular of the barriers, a soldier stopped and requested where by I was heading. I instructed him about my lacking kid but shouted at me to return home. There, I broke into tears.
“ The soldier was sorry when he noticed me in tears but afterwards pleaded with me to return home considering the fact that it was in my personal desire,” she said.
The event of Easter has additional to the sorrow of the family.
She remembers how accurately a 12 months in the past all through Easter, Ben and his siblings frequented their grandma at Ashaiman exactly where they experienced so a lot enjoyment but is nowhere to be identified this time.
Her husband, Mensah Tetteh Ocloo, who is supposed to be much better of the two is emotionally drained and shedding tears at this stage acquiring bottled up so a great deal soreness.
“The soreness, pressure, tension to uncover Ben appear to have a toll on us. We even intend crossing to Togo to glance for him owing to information received but for the lockdown,” he mentioned.
Although the household is performing carefully with the law enforcement in Tema Neighborhood 18 District Command to find the missing kid, desperation has set in.
There will be no better present for Ben’s mothers and fathers than to locate their son no matter whether lifeless or alive.