The kidnappers of Sheikh Taofeeq Akeugbagold’s two-year-old twin have demanded an undisclosed ransom.
Daily Trust reports that the parents, despite the contact made by the abductors, are afraid for their children’s safety.
The twins were abducted last Saturday from their Ojoo residence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, at gunpoint.
Akeugbagold pleaded with the abductors to spare the kids, whose mother, he claimed was childless for 12 years before having them.
“What a country! My twins were kidnapped at gun point at my Ojoo residence Ibadan, around 8pm on Saturday 10 minutes after I left my home recording lecture in a studio.
“Everybody should pls for Allah’s sake assist me in prayer and beg the abductor to please be merciful with me expecially their mother who was barren for 12 years before having them. I’m begging not flexing. This is their picture, help share widely. Oh my God!”, he wrote on Facebook.
Daily Trust quoted a family member to have said, “the mother of the abducted twins rushed out of the sitting room when the gunmen entered the house. Immediately they left the compound, the woman rushed downstairs and discovered that her twins were nowhere to be found. When she stepped outside, she saw that the gate of the house was wide open and later discovered that the intruders actually drove into the compound.”
The source noted that the gatekeeper was arrested based on allegations that he did not wait for the night guard to resume before he left and probably left the pedestrian gate open.
Akeugbagold’s driver is the one that has always been conveying the gatekeeper with a vehicle from the house whenever he was going home. Those arrested include the personal driver to Akeugbagold, the gatekeeper as well as two followers of Akeugbagold, who have been identified as sermon interpreters.