Suspected gunmen storm popular Ibadan-based Islamic cleric’s house, kidnap his twins
- Suspected gunmen have kidnapped the twins of a popular Ibadan-based Islamic cleric, Alhaji Taofeek Akewugbagold
- The twins were kidnapped on the evening of Saturday, April 25, in his residence in Ibadan
- Gbenga Fadeyi, the state police public relations officer, confirmed the incident
Suspected gunmen have kidnapped the twins of a popular Islamic cleric in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state, Alhaji Taofeek Akewugbagold.
The Nation reports that the twins were kidnapped at their parents’ house at about 8:30 pm in Ojoo area of the city on Saturday, April 25.
Legit.ng gathered that Akewugbagold, who disclosed this in a post on his Facebook page in the early hours of Sunday, April 26, said the children were kidnapped at gunpoint.
The cleric called on people to assist him with prayers and begged the abductors to have mercy on the mother of the abducted twins, who was barren for almost 12 years.
“What a country! My twins' children were kidnapped at gunpoint at my Ojoo residence Ibadan, around 8 pm Saturday 10 minutes after I left my home recording lecture in a studio."
“Everybody should pls for Allah’s sake assist me in prayer and begging the abductor to pls be mercy with me expecially their mother who was barren for 12 years b4. Am begging not flexing anything. This is their pictures, help share wide (sic). Oh my God,” he wrote.
According to the report, the state police public relations officer, Gbenga Fadeyi, said four persons have been arrested in connection with the kidnap, adding that they were assisting the police in their investigations.
PAY ATTENTION: Get the Latest Nigerian News Anywhere 24/7. Spend less on the Internet!
Akewugbagold, who hails from Oyo West local government, was chairman of the Oyo State Pilgrims Welfare Board (Muslim Wing) during the two-term tenure of the immediate past Governor, Abiola Ajimobi.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that barely three months after the gruesome murder of a Catholic Seminarian, Nnadi Michael, of the Catholic Good Shepherd Major Seminary at Gonin Gora, Kakau in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state, police operatives have arrested three suspects.
It was reported that the Force public relations officer, Frank Mba, in a statement signed on Sunday, April 26, said that on January 9, 2020, the criminal gang stormed the Catholic seminary and kidnapped four seminarians, murdered one of them in cold blood and released the remaining three on January 31, having obtained a ransom.
NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!
SARS officers pressed my yansh while arresting me - pregnant woman laments - on Legit TV