The stroy on the missing 20 month old babyhas continued to make
headlines due to the fact that the confusing mystery hasn’t been
The father of the missing baby, Mr Daniel Ogundele, says his child is
alive and in the den of kidnappers.
The Ogundele revealed that at 10:00pm on Monday when he allegedly had
a phone conversation with an Ifa priest, Chief Olansile Ifayemi, has
told him that his missing toddler was alive in his custody.
The Ifa Priest was accused of masterminding the mysterious
disappearance of the child.
The baby was said to have been kidnapped about 1:30pm at the
christening organised by the family of Mr. Olusola Osunleke for their
In the process of searching for the baby, residents discovered a
suspected ritualists’ den in the area, which was adjacent to
The discovery made angry residents to storm the area and vandalise
the building, wherein human body parts, human effigy, fetish objects
and masquerade regalia, among others, were found.
Speaking yesterday, the father of the missing toddler, said he
succeeded in reaching Chief Ifayemi on telephone on Monday night.
Ogundele stated that the Ifa priest confirmed that the stolen baby
was in his custody at Isabo area of Abeokuta and that the child was
‘We got his phone number and called him on Monday night . The priest
said my child was still alive and with him at Isabo. He claimed that
he was in Isabo area of Abeokuta. This was around 10 pm on Monday. He
said nothing is wrong with my boy. He just asked us to stop people
from destroying his house,’ Ogundele said.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO),
Muyiwa Adejobi, said he was not aware of the claims of the toddler’s
father that the baby was with the suspected ritualist.
Meanwhile, residents of the area where the incident occurred have
cried out for help over alleged threat by the suspected mastermind of
Vanguard gathered that, the Chairman of the Community Development
Association in the area, Kunle Ojewale said he and three others in the
community have been threatened by Ifayemi.
Ojewale who spoke with newsmen on phone said he had run away from
home and relocated to Mowe in Obafemi-Owode local government.
He said, Chief Ifayemi had called his line and threatened him for
instigating the people against him.
He said he had since relocated to an undisclosed place in Mowe area.
It was also learnt that as 6:30 pm on Tuesday, the house suspected to
be the ritualists den has been demolished by the angry youths in the