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The children were kidnapped from his home in the Ojoo area of Ibadan, the state capital, on April 17, 2020, and were released eight days later after N4 million ransom was paid.
The suspects are Ridwan Taiwo, 30; Rafiu Mutiu, 35; Olumide Ajala, 36; Rafiu Modinat, 29; Bashiru Mohammed, 33; and Opeyemi Oyeleye, 25.
However, Justice Moshood Abass, said he is not binding on the demand to release the criminals since the crime had been committed against the state.
“Thank God those children were not hurt. I could have sentenced you to death. Do you pray for your children to be kidnapped? As for you parents, your children have brought shame to you and your entire family. Did you train them in the ways of God?, he said.
Speaking on the reason behind his withdrawal from the case, the Islamic cleric said; “forgiveness is one of the pillars of my religion and I therefore decided to follow the dictate of the Qur’an.
“I decided to take the decision because I preach forgiveness which is one of the pillars of Islam. I am happy I have seen my twins unhurt but my friends who kidnapped them will need to sign an undertaking that nothing will happen to my family.”