Crime Metro

Twin children of popular Islamic cleric kidnapped

There was tension in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, yesterday when twin children of a popular Islamic Cleric, Taofeeq Akewugbagold were kidnapped.
It was gathered that the children, a male and a female, were abducted at gunpoint in Ibadan, the state capital, late Saturday night.

This incident was disclosed by father of the children, Akewugbagold, in a post on his Facebook page in the early hours of Sunday, announced that the children were kidnapped at gunpoint at his Ojoo residence on Saturday night.
While praying and appealing for release of the children by their abductors, Akewugbagold,said they should take pity on their mother who was barren for 12 years after their marriage.
“What a country! My twin children were kidnapped at gunpoint at my Ojoo residence Ibadan, around 8pm Saturday 10 minutes after I left my home recording lecture in a studio.
“Everybody should please for Allah’s sake assist me in prayer and begging the abductor to pls be mercy with me especially their mother who was barren for 12 years before. Am begging not flexing anything. This is their pictures, help share wide. Oh my God”.
When contacted, the spokesperson for the Oyo State Police Command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the abduction.
He said: “Yes, there was an abduction of Akewugbagold twins yesterday night.
“Efforts intensified, arrests were made and currently assisting the police in investigations.”

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