A middle-aged man, Sakiru Famuyiwa, has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for allegedly stealing two children during a church service in Ijeja area of Abeokuta.
The suspect was arrested after the policemen attached to Ibara divisional headquarters received a distress call from a celestial church of Christ that two children had been stolen.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the arrest of the suspect in a statement in Abeokuta.
Mr Oyeyemi said the suspect had sneaked into the children’s department of the church and stole two children between the ages of two and three.
He noted that it took the intervention of the policemen led by DPO Ibara division, Mr Nasirudeen Oyedele, to rescue the suspect from being lynched by the angry mob
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Anti-kidnapping unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
He also ordered that the accomplice be hunted for and brought to book.