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The Ondo State Police Command has said it has rescued no less than 50 children from a dungeon located in church in Ondo Town.

They were reportedly found in an underground apartment of The Whole Bible Deliverance Ministry, in the Valentino Area of the town.

It is believed that the children were kidnapped and kept in the underground apartment of the church for trafficking.

The arrest, it was gathered, followed complaints by some parents who reported the case to the police in Ondo town.

Reports had it that the pastor and his assistant camped the children in the church under the pretence that they were awaiting the second coming of Jesus Christ.

Parents of the children forcefully moblised to the church and invited the police to arrest the pastor and his assistant.

The pastor and his assistant and those in their custody were moved to the state police headquarters.

However it was further gathered that some of the children and their parents were members of the Church before the incident.

Police Spokesperson, Funmilayo Odunlami, said on Saturday that preliminary investigations were ongoing and details would be made available shortly.

She said the further work was ongoing to establish the details of the crime.Mrs Odunlami noted that the victims had been taken to the State CID in Akure headquarters of the command.

“The command is aware of a case of suspected abduction in Valentino area of Ondo Town,” She said.

“We urge the good people of Ondo State to be calm as the State Criminal Investigation Department has taken over the case.”

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