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“I’m not giving up, I have to know the truth about my son” – Mother of missing boy

Mother of Akeem Bissoon, Jennifer Henry.

It has been over two months and 16-year-old Akeem Bissoon is still missing. His mother, Jennifer Henry said she is not going to give up until she finds the truth about her son’s disappearance.

16-year-old Akeem Bissoon mysteriously disappeared while working at Aruwai Airstrip in Region Seven around 17:00 hours on Tuesday June 14, 2022.

He was last seen by his uncle Andrew Harlequin and was reportedly taken to work without his mother’s knowledge.

As several weeks have passed, Henry told MTV News Update she is still looking for answers and she says she will not give up.

“I ain’t giving up. I ain’t giving up until I get an answer, if I gotta do it myself I gone do it.”

Henry said the Guyana Police Force in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) said the search is ongoing but she expressed her lack of confidence in the force’s effort.

“So far I haven’t get an update. The last update I got was from the commander Bartica, he said that the search team came out, they were unsuccessful.” Meanwhile, Commander of Region Seven, Senior Superintendent Dion Moore told MTV News Update that the police are still searching for Bissoon and the case is still open. “Every trip that we make, we keep inquiring about him,” he said. The missing teen was sitting outside of Harlequin’s camp when he reportedly turned his back and within two to three minutes, he disappeared.

16-year-old Akeem Bissoon.

His phone was found where he was sitting but his slippers were found one mile away on the trail from where he was last seen.

Henry said since her son’s disappearance she has been experiencing sleepless nights and has been neglecting her health.

On the day before his disappearance, Bissoon reportedly sent a message to his mother saying ‘‘I justify my life to you’’ and this was the last time she heard from her son.

She also claimed that the operators of a nearby dredge left the area leaving behind everything on the day of her son’s disappearance. A missing person’s report was made at the Bartica Police Station and the Isano Police Station in Region 7.

Harlequin was arrested and placed in police custody for 72 hours but was released after no concrete evidence was found to link him to the teen’s disappearance.


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