Man steals two children from Ogun Church during Good Friday service - The People's Voice


Saturday, April 16, 2022

Man steals two children from Ogun Church during Good Friday service

By Our Correspondent

A man of 35 years old, Sakiru Famuyiwa, was on Friday arrested at Ijeja area of Abeokuta by men of Ogun state police command for allegedly stealing two children during a church service.

The suspect was arrested following a distress call received by policemen at Ibara divisional headquarters that, while Good Friday service was going on at Celestial Church of Christ, Ijeja, the suspect and one other who is now at large, sneaked into the children department and stole two children who are two and three years old respectively.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press release said, the suspects while going 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.

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

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to an anti-kidnapping unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation. 

He also ordered that the accomplice must be hunted for and brought to book.

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