A middle-aged man, Sakiru Famuyiwa, was arrested by men from the Ogun State Police Command in Ijeja area, Abeokuta on Friday (15 April) for stealing two children during a church service.

The suspect was arrested after police at the Ibara Division headquarters received a distress signal that the suspect and another sneaked into the children’s department during the Good Friday service at the Celestial Church of Christ Ikeja and the two children stolen are two and three years old.

On their way out with the stolen children, a vigilant member of the church sighted them and raised an alarm, prompting the congregation to chase and one of them was apprehended.

After the distress signal, DPO of Ibara division, CSP Nasirudeen Oyedele, quickly mobilized his men and moved to where the scene suspect was rescued from angry mobs who were about to kill him.

DSP State Police Public Relations Officer Abimbola Oyeemi, who confirmed the incident to reporters, said Police Commissioner CP Lanre Bankole ordered that the suspect be immediately transferred to the State Department of Anti-Kidnapping and Investigation and intelligent Services for a thorough investigation. He also ordered that his accomplices to be found and brought to justice.