After months, weeks and days of planning for their wedding, Ayabameru and Olanike were stunned when an unfortunate incident occurred on the eve of their occasion.
The bride-to-be was abducted by unknown men who executed their plan with expertise in Ondo state and brought a terrible end to the anticipated union of the couple.
According to Vanguard reports, the would-be bride was kidnapped alongside two other Catholic reverend sisters and their drivers in Okitipupa road and Ore/Shagamu expressway, Onipetesi respectively in the state.
The ugly incident carried out by a five-man gang made the family put the wedding on hold, but some relations and well wishers were stunned by this act, further findings revealed.
Further investigations by Vanguard showed that a man identified as Ayodeji, who is physically handicapped, was the informant, while his wife, Adebimpe, acted as their armorer.
Police officers stated that the abduction of the would-be bride and her son took place in front of her Mama Nigeria street, Ayeka via Okitipupa resident on Friday, but they were rescued just one week afterwards after the anti-cult squad of the Ondo state police command busted the syndicate.
Despite the fact that the lady and her son were rescued, the families could not continue with the wedding as they were waiting for the outcome of findings by the policemen who worked their socks off to rescue the victims.
Phillip Ezekiel, who took part in the abduction, confessed that their leader, Ufoma Godwin (currently hospitalised following injuries sustained during a gun battle with detectives) coordinated all the activities of the gang.
During their parade by the police command, the suspect said that the couple (Ayodeji and Adebimpe) within their ranks gave vital info on their targets.
The man who spoke with newsmen after being arrested, also claimed that he got N50, 000 for his part in a recent kidnap rendezvous from which they made N200, 000, but did not give real reasons for carrying put their recent abduction.
Hilda Harrison, the Ondo state police commissioner, also confirmed the incident and informed that the suspects would be charged to court at the end of their thorough investigation.
The spate of kidnap in the country is quite alarming these days as recently, a female evangelist, Ijeoma Ogbuehi was arrested for kidnapping a four-year-old girl identified as Chinasa Okeke.
The self-styled evangelist who was nabbed and paraded alongside three others, reportedly carried out the said act with the intention of selling the young girl before they were caught.
According to Andrew Enwerem, the public relations officer of the Imo state police command where the suspects were paraded, the Ogbuehi; a 20-year-old man, Chibueze Okorie; Chinonso Ogbedi and Joy Nwosu all of Orsu local government area of the state were arrested after information reached them from members of the public.