Three members of a Celestial Church who were kidnapped on Friday were freed by members of the Ogun State Community, Social Orientation and Safety Corps, commonly known as So-Safe Corps.
The victims, a man and two females, were kidnapped while on their way to a vigil at the church in Iwokun, Obada-Oko, Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state, it was learned.
ACC Moruf Yusuf, the Corps Director of Information and Public Relations, announced this in a statement on Tuesday.
The male victim was rescued unharmed on Sunday, while the two others were released on Tuesday, according to him.
During the interrogation of the recovered victims, Yusuf learned that the same church had been attacked in June of this year, resulting in the kidnapping of a worshipper.
Yusuf, on the other hand, advised the people of the state to avoid vigil and forest worship.
Meanwhile, the So-Safe Corps has detained Adesanya Rasheed, a 20-year-old male, for allegedly defiling his neighbor’s nine-year-old daughter (name with held).
According to the Corps Director of Information and Public Relations, the suspect was apprehended at the Corps’ State Headquarters in Abeokuta, the state capital, after the victim’s parents filed a complaint.
The victim’s parents told Yusuf that the suspect, who is also their co-tenant, committed the crime on Monday.
He went on to say that the parents discovered the deed when they noticed blood dripping excessively from their daughter’s genital.
According to a Corps official, the Corps Commandant, Soji Ganzallo, ordered the suspect’s detention after receiving the report.
It will serve as a deterrence to others who may have the intent to do such an act, as well as those who are experts in doing so for ritual purposes, according to Gonzallo.
The suspect has been sent to the Ibara Divisional Police Headquarters, according to him.
He went on to say that the victim had been handed over to the police so that they could gather the essential facts to build a case for further investigation and, most likely, prosecution.