Kidnappers strike during church service, zoom off with two children

Posted by News Express | 16 April 2022 | 1,190 times

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•Ogun State Police Commissioner Lanre Bankole

 

A suspect, Sikiru Famuyiwa, has been arrested for allegedly conniving with an accomplice at large to abduct two kids at a popular Celestial Church of Christ in Ijeja, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

It was gathered that the incident happened on Friday during the ‘Good Friday’ service at the church.

The police spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Saturday, confirmed Famuyiwa’s arrest in connection with the alleged crime.

According to him, the suspect and his fleeing accomplice sneaked into the children department of the church and took away the two minors, whose ages are between two and three years.

Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by policemen at Ibara Divisional Police Headquarters, adding that the children were rescued.

He said, “On their way out with the stolen children, a vigilant member of the church sighted them and raised alarm, consequence upon which the congregants pursued them and apprehended one of them.”

Oyeyemi said following the distress call, the DPO Ibara division, CSP Nasirudeen Oyedele, quickly mobilised his men and moved to the scene where the suspect was rescued from angry mob who were about to lynch him.

He said Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the anti-kidnapping unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

Oyeyemi added the CP also ordered that the accomplice must be tracked down and brought to book. (Text, excluding headline: Daily Trust)

 


Source: News Express

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