Over 50 Abducted Children Found In Ondo Church (Full Details)

The Police in Ondo State have rescued over 50 children from an underground apartment of a church in the Valentino area of Ondo town in the state.

In a viral video trending on the social media, a voice among the abducted children was heard saying: “There are kidnapped children found in the underground cell of a church in Valentino Area of Ondo.

“The pastor and some members of the church have been arrested and were also in the patrol van of the police.”

Briefing newsmen, the Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, Funmilayo Odunlami, said the victims had been taken to the command’s headquarters in Akure.

According to her, details of the incident were still sketchy.

“I don’t have the details yet but they are bringing the victims to the headquarters,” she said.

The arrest followed a complaint lodged by the parents of the victims.

Most of the victims were said to have been locked up in the church as they were told that Jesus would return in September and had to prepare in prayer as they waited for him.

A human rights activist who brought the report to the police, Comrade Onotayo Omolayo, the president, Great Constitutional Right and Justice Forum, said the matter blew open when one of the parents came to report to him.

According to him, the woman claimed she wanted to take her child from the church but she was prevented. “We went to the church but were thoroughly beaten up,” he alleged.

He said they went to the police to report, adding that some of the children have not been going to school.

It was gathered that the children were found in an underground apartment of the church on Friday.

In a viral video, the children were seen in a patrol vehicle of the police, who took them to the police station.

The police public relations officer in the state, Funmilayo Odunlami, who confirmed the incident, said the victims had been taken to the Akure headquarters of the command.


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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