USAfrica Exclusive: Houston Day Care Operator Jessica Tata who fled to Nigeria could be in Port Harcourt.
USAfrica exclusive: Houston Day Care Operator Jessica Tata who fled to Nigeria could be in Port Harcourt.
By Chido Nwangwu
USAfrica March 1, 2011: 22 years old Ms. Jessica Tata, a Nigerian based in Houston, has reportedly fled to Nigeria; becoming a fugitive from justice for her responsibilities as owner of a home day care operator accused in a fire that killed four children.
USAfrica and USAfricaonline.com can confirm that she is from the River State of Nigeria, near the restive, oil city of Port Harcourt.
USAfrica can also report that the day care operator Jessica Tata who fled to Nigeria could be in Port Harcourt, in the Rivers State of Nigeria.
Her father Godfrey Tata, owner of a healthcare business, has been a resident of Houston since the early 1980s, and until recently spends more time in Nigeria, and a few months in Houston.
USAfricaonline.com Publisher is reliably informed that Jessica’s father was expected back to Houston last weekend of February but did not make it back. At the time of this report on March 1, 2011, he was still away. The same weekend of Saturday February 27, 2011, he was expected, her daughter Jessica, apparently fled from Houston, Texas.
Heath instigators and security officials in Houston are reporting that that left the very young kids she was caring for without adult supervision, while a stovetop burner was on, before the fire started. Investigators believe that the stovetop burner was
the source of the fire. She has been charged for reckless injury to a child involving serious bodily injury. Some of the children are dead, and the offense carries a sentence of 2 to 10 years in prison.
The US Marshals Service in Houston to help track her down. USAfrica understands they will be working with interpol and the FBI to track the movements and paths of the young Nigerian-American. The Nigerian community in Houston and other Africans in the area are worried by the fact Ms. Tata ran away especially as there are very young kids who apparently died from the negligence at her home day care facility. ©USAfrica 2011. By Chido Nwangwu, Founder & Publisher of USAfrica and recipient of several journalism and public policy awards, was recently profiled by the CNN International for his pioneering works on multimedia/news projects for Africans and Americans. http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2010/07/29/mpa.african.media.bk.a.cnn
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