Police Rescue 50 Children Hidden In Church Basement In Ondo

Police in Ondo State have rescued 50 children hidden in the basement of a church.

The Ondo State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Funmilayo Odunlami, who confirmed the rescue, said the victims were discovered Friday, 1 July, and had been brought to the Police Headquarters in Akure, the State capital.

TheFact Daily gathers that the children were allegedly kidnapped and kept in the underground apartment of the church for trafficking.

The police have arrested the pastor of the church, whose name is yet to be released, while the children have been taken into custody. Some members of the church have also been arrested.

SP Odunlami said further work was ongoing to establish the details of the crime and that details would be made available shortly.

“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”, she said.

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