….As police commence investigation
By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
Twin children of a popular Islamic cleric, Taofeeq Akewugbagold, have been kidnapped in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.
The twins: a male and a female, were taken from his Ojoo, Ibadan residence when he was away at a studio to record a Ramadam lecture, Akewugbagold, disclosed in a post on his Facebook page in the early hours of Sunday.
He was the former Chairman of the Oyo State Pilgrims Welfare Board (Muslim Wing) during the two-term tenure of the immediate past governor of Oyo State, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi.
According to him, his wife gave birth to the twins after 12 years of barrenness. He pleaded that the abductors should release them for Allah’s sake.
“Everybody should please for Allah’s sake assist me in prayer to get back my twins. I am begging the abductor to please be mercy with me especially their mother who was barren for 12 years before giving birth to them. I am begging for God’s sake.”
The spokesperson of the state police command, (PPRO) Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the abduction.
Fadeyi said some arrests have been made in connection with the abduction. “Yes, there was an abduction of Akewugbagold twins yesterday night.
“Efforts have been intensified, arrests were made, and currently assisting the police in investigations.”