Some of the victims who were being rescued by men of the Ondo State Law enforcement Command from the basement of a church in Ondo were being nevertheless in the custody of the command as they have been stated to have refused to go again house with their mom and dad.
No much less than 77 persons ended up discovered locked in the basement of the church – the Complete Bible Deliverance Church, Ondo, located at Valentino Area of Ondo town, Ondo State. They had been rescued on Saturday
The victims had allegedly abandoned their properties while some experienced disowned their mom and dad for the church, claiming that their mother and father have been not educating them the way of God. The victims had allegedly been kept in the church for more than 6 months whilst some of them experienced abandoned education to be inside the church.
The pastor of the church, David Anifowose and his assistant, Peter Josiah, had been also arrested by the law enforcement.
Talking with our correspondent on Monday, the point out Law enforcement Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed that some of the victims did not abide by their moms and dads property right after the law enforcement experienced requested them to go insisting that they would not go until eventually their pastor was launched from the detention.
She explained, “Some of the mom and dad claimed if not for what transpired, they were being not knowledgeable that their children have remaining university when some claimed they had been aware that their small children were in church but didn’t know the church.
“Despite all our feelings, some of these victims refused to go household, declaring they are all set to continue to be in law enforcement custody until finally their pastor and his assistant are launched.
“We are trying to operate out modalities on what to do to them to get them rehabilitated. We have above 10 who have refused to go property. We even have a youngster who claimed she will adhere to the Lord and not her mothers and fathers. She claimed she was ok being within the law enforcement compound due to the fact their pastor is even now in this article.
“We are making an attempt to function out a modality on how the Ministry of Girls Affairs in the point out can rehabilitate them.”
The state Commissioner for Ladies Affairs, Mrs Juliana Osadahun, who frequented the police headquarters to see the victims, said, the state authorities was functioning toward rehabilitating the victims
“From the ministry, we must do household tracing. We must get some qualifications details on how these young children grew to become so hypnotised and got indoctrinated. On all those that will be needing rehabilitation, we will have to perform legally to take custody of those types.”
A father of just one of the victims, Mr Michael Olorunyomi, who was also at the police command headquarters, Akure, on Monday, verified that his 21-calendar year-old daughter, Priscilla, experienced returned residence but she had refused to try to eat because Saturday in protest in opposition to the arrest of the pastor.
He said, “I was a member of that church and I was there for 32 years. Anything about the church transformed when Peter Josiah turned an assistant pastor in the church. He brought in damaging heresy.
“After they were being introduced to Akure on Saturday. My daughter was launched to me but my daughter reported she will not comply with me. She claimed right until all these who ended up arrested are launched, she will not comply with me. At the end of the working day, I overpowered her and took her residence.
Given that we bought dwelling on Saturday night time, she has refused to consume up until this moment. She did not take in all through yesterday. I’m severely bothered for the reason that of the problem.”