A middle aged man, Sakiru Famuyiwa, was on Friday April 15, 2022 arrested at Ijeja area of Abeokuta by men of Ogun state police command for alleged stealing of two children during a church service.
In a statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, 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.
On their way out with the stolen children, a vigilant member of the church sighted them and raised alarm. The congregants pursued the suspects and apprehended one of them.
Upon 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.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to 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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