Gold Kolawole: Police arrest kidnapper of missing boy in Akure church

Police finally arrest kidnapper of missing boy in Akure church lailasnews


The Nigerian Police Force, Ondo state command has finally arrested the kidnapper of a one-year-old boy, Gold Kolawole, in Akure church.

The little Kolawole was abducted in November during a Sunday service at the children section of Sotitobire Praising Chapel, at Oshinle area of Akure, the Ondo state capital.

Thereafter, the founder of the church, Prophet Alfa Babatunde, was arrested by the men of the Department of State Services and currently standing trial at a magistrates’ court.

The suspect, Elike Chubuzor, has now been picked up by the police in relation to the crime.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph, while confirming the arrest, said the 39-year-old suspect, who adopted ‘Adamu’ as his name, claimed to have the baby in his custody in Akure.

Also confirming the development, the counsel for Babatunde, Mr Sola Oke, said the suspect was arrested in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, where he fled to.

Oke alleged that the suspect committed the offence to implicate Babatunde in the matter.

He called on the police command to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter.

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