By Glam & Essence
On wednesday,youths of Akure in Ondo state stormed the premises of a popular church called Sotitobire Miracle Centre over the discovery of the body of a child buried in the church.The boy had been declared missing for weeks in the church.
News that the child may have been killed and buried in the church sawing angry youth of the town storming the church and setting it on fire.The pastor of the church was alleged to have admitted the the boy was buried unemder the church altar.The Ondo State Police Command has however come out to inform the general public, particularly the people of Ondo State that they should disregard the rumours making the rounds that the body of a recently declared missing boy in the state has been exhumed from Sotitobire church in Akure. According to the Police spokesman,” it is most unfortunate that this misleading information spearheaded by a popular TV station, has ignited a spontaneous reactions from the people leading to wanton destruction of properties and injuries to many.
The church building was also set ablaze by irate youths. Some of our officers despatched to the scene to contain the situation were pelted with stones with many of them sustaining injuries. Their patrol vehicle was also badly damaged. This rejoinder became necessary to disabuse the minds of many Nigerians who might have fallen for this wicked lies and propaganda. The public should also not be hoodwinked by reports that the command has abandoned the investigation of the incident,as the case file is already on the way to the DPP for legal advice. Notwithstanding this latest incident, more reinforcement has been sent to the scene to contain the situation”. This was the statement made by Femi Joseph ,PPRO Ondo State.