The twins of a popular Islamic cleric and former chairman of the Oyo State Pilgrims Welfare Board (Muslim Wing), Sheikh Taofeeq Akeugbagold, have been abducted by gunmen in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Our correspondent gathered that the children were kidnapped at gunpoint in their home. .
Akewugbagold, who disclosed this in a post on his Facebook page in the early hours of Sunday, said the children were kidnapped at gunpoint at his Ojoo residence in Ibadan on Saturday night.
The cleric called on people to assist him with prayers and begged the abductors to have mercy on the mother of the abducted twins who was barren for almost 12 years before giving birth to the children.
He wrote: “What a country! My twins children were kidnapped at gun point at my Ojoo residence Ibadan, around 8pm Saturday 10 minutes after I left my home recording lecture in a studio.
“Everybody should please for Allah’s sake assist me in prayer and begging the abductor to please be mercy with me especially their mother who was barren for 12 years before Am begging not flexing anything. This is their pictures, help share wide. Oh my God!” (Sic).
Akewugbagold, who hails from Oyo West Local Government Area of Oyo State, was the immediate past chairman of the Oyo State Pilgrims Welfare Board (Muslim wing) during the two-term tenure of immediate past governor, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi.
Confirming the development, Oyo State Police Command said they have arrested four people in connection with the kidnap of the twin children of popular Ibadan cleric, Alhaji Taofeek Akewugbagold.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Gbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed the incident disclosed that four persons have been arrested in connection with the kidnap, and were assisting the police in their investigations.