Panic and pandemonium ensued in Inuosegba community in Abeokuta, Ogun State, after an 18-month old baby mysteriously disappeared at a naming ceremony.
According to The Nation, the baby named Hezekiah Opeyemi Ogundele was taken to the ceremony by his brother on Sunday afternoon. However, before the ceremony commenced, the baby had disappeared.
As a result, the naming ceremony was suspended, as guests present began to hunt for the boy.
The report further states:
The mother of the baby, 26 year-old Fashion designer, Elizabeth Ogundele, said her elder sister gave birth and was preparing to do the naming when it was discovered that her son had disappeared.
In the course of the search, they discovered that a building near the venue of naming, severed wrist and school children’s items were found in a suspicious building within the neighbourhood, forcing the residents to place the property under surveillance as there was no one inside at the time.
The Nation gathered that later in the day, a commercial motorcycle operator visited the building in the wee hour and was arrested and handed over to the Police at the Lafenwa Divisional Police Headquarters, Abeokuta.
The Nation visited the building believed to be owned by one Chief Olasile Ifayemi, about 26 years old young man, and witnessed vandalising the over seven room bungalow and desecrated his shrine inside and over a dozen pots of fetish objects.
Operatives the Speacial Anti – Robbery Squad (SARS), the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were sighted making frantic effort to control the enraged crowd bent on bringing down the building.
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