Missing/Endangered Juvenile: Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj

Jonesboro, Georgia12/18/2017

On December 10, 2017, at approximately 3 p.m., Clayton County Police officers responded to the In-Town Suites (7021 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro, GA) in reference to a missing juvenile.  Responding officers met with the mother of 3-year-old Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj who advised that she has not seen Abdul since December 1, 2017 when he left with his father, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj to go on a trip to the park.

The mother of Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj advised officers and detectives that Abdul suffers from seizures, developmental and cognitive delays and is unable to walk due to suffering a Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) at birth.

It is unknown if Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj is traveling without his medication which is required to prevent him from suffering a serious medical emergency, a Clayton County Judge has issued a “Pick Up Order” for Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj and he has been placed on the GCIC and NCIC (Georgia Crime Information Center/National Crime Information Center) Databases as a missing person.

Adbul-Ghani Wahhaj is thought to still be in the care of his father (Siraj Wahhaj) and the pair were last seen in Chilton County, Alabama where they were involved in a single-vehicle accident on December 13, 2017 at 1:30 a.m. on I-65.  At the time of the accident, Abdul and Siraj were in the company of seven others who were traveling with them (5 children & 2 adults.)  Information provided to the Alabama officer who made contact with the group indicated that they were traveling to New Mexico for a camping trip.  After the accident, the group was picked up in a 2006 Ford Box-truck bearing Delaware tag number “CL085217” which is registered to Lucas Allen Morton of Atlanta, Georgia.

Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj is described as a 3-year-old black male who is approximately three feet tall, weighs 22 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.  Siraj Ibn Wahhaj is described as a 39-year-old black male who is six feet one inch tall, weighs 250 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj is asked to contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678), the Clayton County Police Department at 770-477-4026 or dial 911.

*If located, please do not approach, contact Law Enforcement.

**There are no criminal charges pending against Siraj Ibn Wahhaj.  The concern is for the wellbeing of Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj’s health.

CCPD Case #17064136

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Reference #1316115