The Ondo State Police Command, Akure has narrated their encounter with an Ondo Church with suspected abduction. In a press release from the state Public Relations Officer, signed by SP Odunlami Funmilayo, Mnipr, states that investigation has commenced and the outcome will be made known to the public.
The statement read in part, “CASE OF SUSPECTED ABDUCTION
“Following Intelligence Report gathered by the Police at Fagun Division, Ondo Town, that some children are being harboured at The Whole Bible Believers Church AKA ONDO CHURCH, Valentino area, Ondo Town.
“Policemen were sent to the Church to invite the Pastor and the members of the Church on sighting the Police attacked them.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that one Pastor Josiah Peter Asumosa, an Assistant Pastor in the Church was the one who told the members that Rapture will take place in April but later said it has been changed to September, 2022 and told the young members to obey only their parents in the Lord.
“Another family who was also around during the rescue said their daughter a part 3 student, dropped out of school due to the strange teachings of the Pastor and left home in January, 2022 to start living in the Church.”In all, Seventy seven (77) members – Twenty Six (26) children, Eight (8) teenagers and Fourty Three (43) adult members were rescued from the Church.
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“The two (2) Pastors are in Police custody.
“Investigation has commenced and the outcome will be made known to the members of the Public.”