The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a self-acclaimed prophet for alleged kidnapping.The officer in charge of the state Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), CSP Gbenga Megbope, is currently interrogating Prophet Michael Ayinde, pastor of the Kingdom of Peace Church, Randa, Ayetoro in Abeokuta.
The state police boss, Abdulmajid Ali, said there was a case of a missing person reported to the police over three years ago by parents of the missing boy.
He noted that when he resumed office, he ordered full investigation into the matter and a few days ago, detectives from SARS got a tip-off that the missing boy was in the captivity of a certain Prophet Ayinde.
The CP said the boy was rescued from the prophet and has been handed over to his family, who had been in trauma for over three years.
He said: “Why should a man of God, who has his own children, keep in his custody another person’s child for three years without thinking of the agony the family would be facing? The man will soon be charged to court.”
The suspect, who was in tears while speaking to newsmen said: “I am a true prophet born by birth. I am a deliverance minister called by God. I have been delivering those in captivity.
The boy in question ran down to me and begged me to deliver him from a strange ailment.
“When I prayed for him, the spirit revealed that the boy was under household manipulation and attack.
When he defecates, maggot and worms were coming out of his body. After doing some spiritual work on him, he became well. He was healed. After healing him, he begged that I should allow him to stay with me.
“My brother, I made the mistake of my life by allowing the boy to remain in my prayer house.
I made several attempts to take him back home, but the boy would beg that I should not. He calls me Daddy. I treated him like my own child. This boy is not a kid as the police are saying.
He is 16 years old. He has his own mind. He is very intelligent and knows what he is doing and I respect his own opinion.
“I did not kidnap him and he was not under any spell. God will vindicate me. Life is a school, we learn everyday. I won’t make such a mistake next time. If God finally sets me free, I will always contact the family of my visitors. Go and ask of me, God has been using me mightily in the area of curing ailments and releasing the afflicted from bondage,” he said.