Contrary to the report flying around that a self-confessed kidnapper of the missing one-year old boy at Sotitobire Miracle centre Akure has been arrested, Ondo State Police command debunked such arrest.
In a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Femi Joseph in this respect, the arrested culprit was only a fraudster who wanted to take the advantage of the situation to defraud people by sending messages, claiming he was in the custody of the baby, while demanding for a ransom.
Read the full statement below:
PRESS RELEASE : The Ondo State Police Command wishes to debunk the story trending on the social media that the alleged kidnapper of master Kolawole Gold has been arrested.
This story is by no means correct. What we have in Our Custody now is a self-confessed Scammer and Serial fraudster One Chibuzor Elike,39years, of etche town in Cross River, who wanted to take advantage of a bad situation to defraud the people.
The man who said he heard about the kidnap of young Gold via the social media confessed that he actually Called Some People and sent Some text messages where he stated that he had Kolawole Gold in his Custody and will Only release him after collecting 800 thousand naira.
“He also Confessed that he was not sent by anyone to implicate Pastor Babatunde Alpha of Sotitobire Church as earlier stated in his numerous calls and text messages.
” Finally he said that he was just looking for a Cheap way to make money as he knew nothing about the kidnap or the whereabout of the little boy.
“The Suspect who is now in our Custody will appear in court on Monday”.