Still no sign of Ozi a year after he disappeared
care of and I think it was a really difficult period over Christmas.
“The reality is, it’s the first Christmas that they’ve not had Ozi around. That is something that’s there with them all the time.
“It was a difficult time for all concerned.”
Police confirmed that they do not think any foul play was involved in Ozi’s disappearance.
When asked if he believed Ozi could still be alive, Insp Orencas said: “It’s been a year now and for every hour, day, month that passes, we are more and more worried and we have to be realistic about what the chance of finding Ozi alive is.
“I’m certainly not going to try and paint a different picture to that and be open and honest as I have been with Irene Akerele.
“The key for me is to find Ozi and to give an answer to the inquiry which is owed to Irene.”
CCTV footage of Ozi Akerele from the morning he was last seen and ( right) Ozi’s mother Irene