Today, 2nd of July 2022, scores of kids were found in the underground apartment of a church in Ondo town.
Scores of kids were found in the underground apartment by the Ekimogun youth connect.
It was discovered that they’ve been there for over six months.
The victims who were said to be about 50 were taken to the police custody, alongside the pastor and some church members, for interrogation.
Ekimogun youth connect, said it swung into action together with the police and the Amotekun officers in order to safely rescue the victims.
The president of the group, Mr Famakinwa Lucaskakaki, issued a statement on the rescue.
He said, “About 14:00hrs of yesterday, Friday 1st of July, 2022, I was reliably informed that a particular Church in Valentino, Ondo City, called ‘Ondo Church’ , locked people up in the church for over six months.
Telling them that Jesus Christ will come and meet them by September this year.
“The National President of the Great Constitutional Rights and Justice Forum, in person of Comrade Omotayo Omolayo, was also briefed.
And we mobilised down to the venue and we met about 50 people locked up in the church.
“The church has rooms where the pastor locked his members.
The process of rescuing these ones with the help of Police officers, Amotekun, Atariajanaku and vigilante group, caused a lot of pandemonium that the people under lock started beating us.
The victims were made to believe that Jesus Christ will come and meet them before the year runs out.
In the viral video online, it was alleged that the pastor kidnapped the kids for some hidden purposes. Also, people came out in large numbers to witness the rescue and to make sure the pastor was arrested.
The victims were later taken down to the stations in a patrol vehicle with the pastor for proper interrogation.