Mutiu Rafiu, a ritualist, who is resident in Ibadan has recounted how he deceived his wife, Medinat, into keeping the twins of an Islamic cleric in Ibadan, Alhaji Taofeek Azeez, popularly called Akeugbagold, whom he and six other suspects had kidnapped.
In his confession to the Oyo State police command on Monday, the suspect told his wife that the twins are children of his friend who recently separated from his wife, and the estranged couple were yet to decide on whom among them should take custody of the children.
The suspect, who confessed during a press conference in Ibadan, on Monday to conspiring with some other persons to kidnap the twins, pleaded that his wife be exonerated from the crime, saying she was innocent.
Taking to Facebook, Akeugbagold, who is the immediate past Chairman of the Oyo State Pilgrims Welfare Board (Muslim Wing), had announced the abduction of his twins, a boy and a girl aged 28 months, on Sunday April 26, 2020.
The mother of the twins, had in a viral video said she suffered delayed childbirth for 12 years before she got pregnant with the twins and begged the kidnappers to release them.
Source: Video Update