Estimated reading time: 4 minute(s)
Men of Ogun state police command on Friday rescued a suspected kidnapper from being lynched by an angry mob after he stole two children from a church in Abeokuta ,Ogun state capital .
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that a middle aged man, Sakiru Famuyiwa, was arrested at Ijeja area of Abeokuta by men of Ogun state police command for stealing two children during a church service.
PLATFORM TIMES further gathered that 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 Police Public Relations Officer in the state ,DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this on Saturday in a statement .
Oyeyemi said “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, consequence upon which the congregants pursued them and apprehended one of them.
“Upon the distress call, the DPO Ibara division, CSP Nasirudeen Oyedele, quickly moblised 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 Dpartment for discreet investigation.
“He also ordered that the accomplice must be hunted for and brought to book.”