- The abducted twin toddlers of Oyo state-based Islamic cleric have been released to their father
- The cleric said they were handed to him by 5.30am on the morning of Sunday, May 3, beside a bush
- Akeugbagold appreciates all Nigerians for their support while searching for the children from his wife who was barren for 12 years before having them
Abductors who kidnapped twins of Ibadan based Muslim cleric, Sheik Taofeeq Akeugbagold, have released them after eight days of agonising apprehension.
The Sheikh announced the recovery of his children around 6am, Sunday, May 3, in a Facebook post. He revealed that his toddlers were released to him beside a bush after eight days of being held captives by the abductor.
The cleric, however, did not tell whether a ransom was paid or not before his children regained their freedom.
His Facebook post reads:
"Alhamdulillah! At 5.30am of Sunday, 3rd May, my abducted twin kids are released to me beside a bush after 8days in an unknown land, Thanks to you all for your prayers and support, Jazakumullahu Khairan. Abere mi bo sinu okun, Oloun yo pada fun mi"
An Islamic movement media also shared the news of the release of the twins quoting the Islamic cleric. They also shared a photo of the mother of the kids carrying them. See post below:
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Legit.ng had previously reported the abduction of the twins who are from the Islamic cleric, Sheik Taofeeq Akeugbagold's wife who was delayed in bearing children for over 12 years before God opened her womb and she bore the toddlers.
The children, Taiwo and Kehinde, were said to have been abducted around 8pm on Saturday, April 25, while their father was away in a studio for a Ramadan lecture recording. He said the kids were in the house with their mother when the kidnappers storm their compound and took them away in a commando manner.
The man of God pleaded with Nigerians on social media to help him amplify the message of the missing toddlers. Akeugbagold also shared photos of the abducted children and dropped a number for people who have useful information to send to.
Nigerians took to all available media to announce the abduction of the twins and their photos.
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