On Friday, officers from the Ogun State Police Command arrested a Sakiru Famuyiwa in the Ijeja neighborhood of Abeokuta, the capital, for allegedly stealing two children from a religious service.
Famuyiwa alongside another suspect currently at large reportedly broke into the children’s department of Celestial Church of Christ, Ijeja, and robbed two children, aged two and three.
He was later arrested following a distress call received by police at Ibara Division Headquarters.
“While leaving with the stolen children, a watchful member of the church saw them and raised the alarm, whereupon the congregants pursued them and apprehended one of them,” the statement read. .
“On the distress call, DPO Ibara Division, CSP Nasirudeen Oyedele quickly mobilized his men and went to the scene where the suspect was rescued from an angry mob who were about to lynch him “, he added.
State Police Commissioner Lanre Bankole ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Department of Criminal Investigations and Intelligence’s Anti-Kidnapping Unit for further investigation.
He also ordered that the accomplice be expelled and put on trial.