I have always admired the French police, their intelligence and hard work. I don't want to compare them to the Nigerian Police. I think it's a disrespect to the French Police to do that after all the terrible experiences i have had with the Nigerian Police, who get drunk with power.
Anyways, sometime in May, a five year old French girl named Fiona was announced missing. It happened six days after three american women and a child were rescued from captivity in a house owned by their kidnapper, Ariel Castro in Cleveland, Ohio. This story also led me to another, of an eleven year old american girl named Jayce Lee Lugard who was also abducted and held against her wish during 18 years by a pedophile Phillip Craig Garrido visited.
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Back to Fiona's story, Cecile Bourgeon the mother of Fiona who is 25 years old alerted the police on May 16 after her daughter disappeared in a park called Montjuzet located in Clermont-Ferrand, in central France. Cecile, who was heavily pregnant at the time of the incident claimed she dozed off for a few minutes while lying on the grass, before waking to find that Fiona who was playing with her two year old sister had vanished. The news of her disappearance met the French people with anguish.
“I think about everything and nothing in particular. It's been two days. This is very hard, psychologically”
“Three months have already passed and still no good news.”
“We’re still waiting for a solid lead. It’s very hard, but I have to keep fighting.”
“Where I’ve been disappointed is that there have been so many testimonies which have led nowhere.”
“But if someone does have information, they must come forward.”
Cecile’s biological father, as well as her mother's boyfriend, both of whom have criminal records, were questioned as witnesses by police investigators. Fiona's father and mother are seperated, they are not on good terms. Cecile got the right to keep their two daughters.Fiona's father claimed he hadn't seen his daughters in over a year.
|Nicolas Chafoulais, Fiona's biological father|
|Berkane Maklouf, Cecile's boyfriend|
Cecile has taken investigators to Clermont-Ferrand to show them where the body of little Fiona was buried. The Three people close to the couplewho were present at the night of the party have also been held for questioning at Clermont-Ferrand.
To think that she even said that the little girl was wearing a black tracksuit which had the white logo "Hello Kitty" written on it, a black trainers and a gold chain around her neck at the time of her disappearance, whereas she had been buried days before the stage act put up by her mother and boyfriend.
I am so angry right now and i hope that Fiona's mother and boyfriend will be locked up for life.“What they have done is despicable. It’s horrible, indefinable and inhuman,” Stephane Pozzo told Europe1 radio.
Reports in Le Parisien newspaper also claimed the couple had carried outonline searches on news websites about other stories of missing children, in the days before Fiona's disappearance.
- Ayo DEFORGE