Kidnappers of Islamic cleric, Akeugbagold’s twins arrested
The suspects allegedly responsible for the kidnap of popular Oyo-based Islamic cleric, Akeubagold’s twins have been arrested and paraded by the Oyo state police command.
Some of the suspects who were arrested on Sunday 17th May, 2020 were found to be the Islamic cleric’s workers who used their relationship with him to thwart initial effort of rescuing the twins.
Among the arrested suspects is a security guard who gave out his gun to one of the gang members, a woman who took care of the twins and the man who monitored the movement of the Islamic cleric before his twins were kidnapped.
The police reportedly had to restrategize after they found out that information about the rescue mission was being sabotaged.
One of the suspects who identified himself as Tope, claimed to be innocent. He said he never knew of the kidnap plan until one of the suspects he identified as Bashiru came back from Sokoto.
Tope claimed he was looking for a way to resolve the kidnap incident and also get the Islamic cleric to forgive the suspects, before being arrested.
The cleric, via a post on his Facebook account identified the prime suspect and the mastermind of his twins’ abduction as Opeyemi Ibraheem, his casaul worker who handles his Ramadan lecture on social media.
“Alhamdulillah ! Allah has bear me witness that i worship Him only. This is Opeyemi ibraheem Agbenuso odo a casual worker under me who is handling social media aspects of my Ramadan lecture.
He was the BETRAYAL who organised and masterminded the Kidnapping. He so much warmed himself into my heart that till 3days ago we do break fast together on the same plate,him only. I believe he’s full of wisdom and i penciled him down for HAJJ 2020 with promise to finance his wedding 100% in December. Is it a crime to be nice to an highly talented but jobless young man ? He’s to collect #100k for handling my Ramadan lecture social media apart from data, he has collected 25% apart from daily gift. Alhamdulillah for everything.”