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Akeugbagold Forgives Abductors Of His Twins, Withdraws Case


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Popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Taofeek Akewugbagold, on Monday approached Justice Moshood Abass of the Oyo state high court, seeking withdrawal of case against the abductors of his twins last year.

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

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.

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They were released eight days later after a N4 millon ransom was allegedly paid to secure their freedom.

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 undertaken 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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