Jerry Okeke, father of ex-Miss Anambra Chidinma Okeke, has denied rumors suggesting his daughter has gone missing.
Over the weekend, stories have been circulating of the family of the former beauty queen reporting that she had gone missing, but however, Mr Okeke has said such reports are “very far from the truth”.
Premium Times reported Mr Okeke saying his daughter was fine.
Speaking via a phone call on Saturday evening, he said, “My daughter is not missing and at no time did I declare her missing”.
He said he handed over his “little girl” to another family member because he had to travel to the family’s ancestral home for another engagement.
“I have been trying to make contact with one of The Sun newspapers that published the story because they want to sell (market) and I will give them a seven-day notice to correct it,” Mr. Okeke added.
“I did not tell press man that called me from The Sun that my daughter is missing or that I couldn’t find her”.
Mr. Okeke said he only told a reporter of The Sun that the family was holding on to God for a breakthrough in the wake of the scandal.
Chidinma Okeke’s videos have gone viral since their leak. The amateur footage shows Miss Okeke engaging in a sexual act with another lady.
At first she denied any involvement in the video, claiming it was photoshopped, before later admitting it was her.
This damaged her reputation and then got stripped her of her crown by the organisers of the beauty pageant.
Mr. Okeke expressed confidence in the ability of the police to do a thorough job in unraveling the scandal, even though he said he suspected foul play — including the possibility of her daughter being drugged prior to the act.
“I will allow them (police) to do that (their job), but I know my daughter was drugged by some people who took advantage of her as a young woman.”