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Oyo-born Islamic Cleric, Akeugbagold Withdraws Court Case Against Abductors of His Twins


Sheikh Taofeek Akeugbagold whose twins were abducted sometime back in April 2020 has approached Justice Moshood Abass of the Oyo State High Court, seeking withdrawal of case against the abductors of his twins.

Six people – Ridwan Taiwo aged 30, Rafiu Mutiu 35, Olumide Ajala 36, Rafiu Modinat, Female, aged 29, Bashiru Mohammed 33 years old, and Opeyemi Oyeleye aged 25 had been arrested for the kidnap of the twins.

Recall that the twins, aged two years and four months, were abducted at gunpoint at their parents Ojoo residence on April 17, 2020, when their father went to record a lecture in his studio.

They were released eight days later after a ransom of N4 million was allegedly paid to the Kidnappers.

Speaking on the reason he approached the court to withdraw the case, Oyo Echo quoted the Oyo-born Islamic cleric as saying that forgiveness is one of the pillars of his religion and he, therefore, decided to follow the dictate of the Qur’an.

“I decided to take the decision because I preach forgiveness which is one of the pillars of Islam. I am happy I have seen my twins unhurt but they will sign an undertaking that nothing will happen to my family.”

When the judge asked if the cleric took the decision under duress, he said he took the decision because of his trust in God and forgiveness as one of the pillars of Islam.

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