The Ondo State Police Command said it has rescued of 50 children locked in an underground apartment of a church in the Valentino area of the Ondo city, having been allegedly kidnapped and kept for trafficking.
Penpushing reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer, Funmilayo Odunlami confirmed this adding that pastor and some members of the church have been arrested, while identities of the children have been taken into custody.
The police spokesman said preliminary investigations were ongoing and details would be made available, stressing that further investigation was ongoing to establish the details of the crime, explaining that the victims had been taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department(CID) in Akure headquarters of the command.
“The command is aware of a case of suspected abduction in Valentino area of Ondo Town. We urge the good people of Ondo State to be calm as the State Criminal Investigation Department has taken over the case”, Odunlami stated
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