The Ogun State Police Command has confirmed that a 20 month old child, Opeyemi Ogundele was stolen on Sunday during a naming ceremony preparation in Abeokuta, the state capital.
The Street Journal gathered that Opeyemi was stolen from his parents’ residence located at Mile 2, Iyana Concord, Akorede Estate, Ilugun Inukosegba Community in Abeokuta North Local Government Area of the state.
Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdulmajid Ali, who confirmed the incident to newsmen, said that investigations were ongoing to find the stolen child and apprehend his abductors.
The CP warned the people of the state to desist from crime and criminality, stressing that he was determined to stop miscreants from disturbing the peace of the state.
He said: “Actually a two years old boy was kidnapped yesterday, but the site that was discovered has no relationship with the boy and other human parts that were found at the site.
“Already, we have commenced investigation on the matter and we will let you see what really happened when we finish our investigation.
“I want to make it clear to the people of the state that I’m here to work and to reduce crime and criminality to the barest minimum. We will not allow miscreants to continue to disturb us no matter their intention.’’
The Street Journal also learned that members of the community on Sunday besieged the residence of one Chief Olasile Ifayemi, an herbalist alleged to be the kidnapper of the child following an alarm raised by the toddler’s mother, Elizabeth Ogundele, 26.
The baby’s mother told newsmen she noticed that her son was missing while she was within the vicinity of the naming ceremony and went round searching for him to no avail.