A middle aged man identified as Sakiru Famuyiwa has reportedly stolen two children from a Celestial Church of Christ in the Ijeja area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Naija News reports that the suspect was apprehended on Friday after the incident was reported at the Ibara police division.
Ogun police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said that the suspect and an accomplice presently at large had sneaked into the children’s department during the Good Friday service and stole two children, aged two and three.
The suspects were sighted by a member of the church while they were leaving with the children.
The member who saw the suspects leaving immediately raised an alarm and members of the congregation pursued and successfully apprehended one of them.
Upon the distress call, the DPO of Ibara division, CSP Nasirudeen Oyedele swung into action mobilised his men and moved to the scene where the suspect was rescued from the angry mob, who Oyeyemi said were about to lynch him.
He also revealed that the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the anti-kidnapping unit of the State CIID for discreet investigation.
The Commissioner has also ordered that the accomplice must be hunted for and brought to book.