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Shanika Mohammed

The mother of 15-year-old Shanika Mohammed, who has been missing for almost one month, is pleading with her to return home.

“She might be enjoying herself right now but out there not safe,” Kathleen Chin Shue-Mohammed said.

She said she last saw her daughter, the youngest of her six children, around 10 pm on January 20 in her bedroom at their Aripero Village, South Oropouche, home. She got up about three hours later and her daughter was not in her bedroom.

Chin Shue-Mohammed suspects her daughter packed clothes when she left because her school bag was missing. She said her daughter, a student of Point Fortin Secondary, did not go to school on the day she disappeared.

She believes the reason her daughter ran away is because at around 1.20 am that day she caught her doing something she did not approve of, scolded her and slapped her a few times.

As soon as she realized her daughter was missing, Chin Shue-Mohammed went to the police station and made a report.

She said the teen was seen last week in Siparia at a KFC restaurant.

Worried about her safety, especially with the crime situation in the country, she said: “Every day I seeing what happening, I reading it.”

Chin Shue-Mohammed said this was the first time her daughter had run away from home.

The T&T Police Service sent out a release yesterday asking for the public’s assistance to find Mohammed and another teenager, Shinice Johnson.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts can contact any police station, or call 999, 555, 911, 800-TIPS, or text/WhatsApp 482-GARY (4279). They can also share information via the TTPS app.