Have you seen missing Owoidoho? Family make fresh appeal month after Gorleston man disappeared

Owoidoho Ikidde, 26, who has gone missing from his Gorleston home

Owoidoho Ikidde, 26, who has gone missing from his Gorleston home - Credit: Archant

An anguished family has made a fresh appeal for their beloved son to come home a month after he went missing.

CCTV images of Owoidoho Ikidde in the McColls shop in Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, on the day he went

CCTV images of Owoidoho Ikidde in the McColls shop in Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, on the day he went missing. - Credit: Archant

Owoidoho Ikidde disappeared from his Gorleston home on December 17 and has not been seen since.

This week his distressed family urged him to get in contact as police released CCTV images of the 26-year-old, captured on the day he went missing.

Owoidoho disappeared from his home in Barnard Close at around 3pm on the 17 and was caught on CCTV in the McColls shop in Lowestoft Road at around 6pm - believed to be the last sighting of the former East Norfolk Sixth Form College student.

His family said the last four weeks had been 'very, very difficult'.

CCTV images of Owoidoho Ikidde in the McColls shop in Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, on the day he went

CCTV images of Owoidoho Ikidde in the McColls shop in Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, on the day he went missing. - Credit: Archant


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'The uncertainty has made life extremely difficult for us. During Christmas it was extremely difficult to be without him and we miss him so much,' they added.

'We really want anyone

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who knows anything to inform the police and also for Owoidoho wherever he is to get to the nearest police station so they can get in touch with us.

'We just want to make sure he's ok and safe.'

His family have been so distressed by Owoidoho's disappearance they have not been able to work and his two sisters have only recently returned to their jobs.

They hope the CCTV images may help jog someone's memory and are urging anyone who might have seen him in the McColls shop, the area around it or Gorleston beach - where he enjoyed going - to call police.

'Any tiny piece of information please pass on, it could be useful and could make a difference,' they said.

Inspector Craig Miller added: 'It has now been one month since Owoidoho's disappearance and we are concerned for his welfare.

'We have made a number of enquiries over recent weeks and we now know that Owoidoho was in the McColls store around three hours after his family last saw him but we need to establish where he may have gone next.

'I would urge Owoidoho, or anyone who may know of his whereabouts, to please contact police so we know you are safe.'

Owoidoho, a former Cliff Park High School student, was studying sports science at university before leaving his course when he became ill. His family are particularly concerned as they do not believe he had any of his medication with him when he went missing.

He is described as black, around 5ft 8in tall, of skinny build, with short black hair.

Anyone who has seen Owoidoho, or has any information on where he may be, should call Norfolk Police on 101.

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