Police rescue over 50 kidnapped children from Church’s underground chamber in Ondo

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The Ondo State Police Command have rescued not more than 50 children allegedly kept in an underground apartment of a church in the Valentino Area of Ondo town, Ondo State, on Friday evening.

According to reports, children were allegedly kidnapped and hid in the underground apartment of the church.

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A source said victims were over 50 while the police had rescued them and arrested the pastor and some members of the church.

In a viral video, the children were seen in a patrol vehicle of the police who took them to the police station.

In the one minute, 40 seconds video, a voice was heard saying, “They are kidnapped children found in the underground cell of a church in the Valentino Area of Ondo.”

The pastor and some members of the church have been arrested and were also in the patrol van of the police.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, said the victims had been taken to the Akure headquarters of the command.

“I don’t have the details yet but they are bringing the victims to the headquarters. I will give you the details as soon as I get it from the DPO,” the PPRO stated.

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