Five men arrested over missing student nurse remain on bail after she was found

Five men arrested on suspicion of murder or the kidnap of missing student nurse Owami Davies are still on bail after she was found.

Owami Davies, from Grays, Essex, had been missing for seven weeks before she was found on Tuesday morning.

Police located the 24-year-old in Hampshire following a tip-off from an eagle-eyed member of the public.

Owami was reported missing on July 6 to Essex Police but the case was handed over to Met Police Officers three weeks later.

After releasing an appeal to find Owami, Met officers made their first two arrests the day after on August 1.

In total, the Met Police confirmed that they had now arrested five different people – two on suspicion of murder and three on suspicion of kidnap.

The most recent being a 27-year-old man arrested on suspicion of kidnap on Saturday, August 6.

A spokesperson from the Met told the Mirror: “They remain bailed pending further enquiries. This will be reviewed in due course.

“We will not be providing a running commentary.”

Owami Davies’ case has taken many twists and turns throughout the seven week period it took for police to locate her.

On the day she was reported missing to Essex Police, Met Police officers were called to an address in Croydon, London, following concerns for a woman’s welfare.

When they attended they did not know it was Owami as the details of her disappearance held by Essex Police were not visible in the shared police database.

The student nurse refused help and left but it wasn’t until July 13 that Essex Police became aware that Met officers had made contact with her.

The matter was then referred to the Police watchdog – the Independent Office for Police Conduct who will decide how to proceed further.

The last possible sightings of Owami were thought to be in Croydon as British Transport Police tweeted that she might be on trains looking “dazed and confused.”

This information was based on a sighting of her on July 6, the Met confirmed but eventually Owami was found over 60 miles away in Hampshire.

In a statement Detective Chief Inspector Nigel Penney, Specialist Crime, said: “This is the outcome we were all hoping and praying for. My team have been working around the clock to find Owami and we are immensely relieved she has been found.

“I would like to sincerely thank the media and public for sharing appeals to find Owami. Your help in cases like this is crucial and we are very grateful. I’d like to also thank colleagues at Essex Police for their invaluable assistance during this investigation.

“I would now politely request that the privacy of Owami and her family are respected at this time.”