Woman Seeking Miracle At TB Joshua's Church nabbed Over Kidnap Of Policeman's Son (Photo)
4-year-old Godwin Shekidat was abducted on February 13, 2017 by a couple at Masaka area of Nasarawa State. But when the boy’s father, Monday, a police inspector, received a message from someone claiming to know where his son was, his joy knew no bounds. But it turned out that the message was sent by a Cameroonian, 30-year-old Tanla Mirabel, who had lodged in Ikotun area of Lagos and seeking healing for her Asthma at TB Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations. Mirabel, it was learnt, was working in collusion with her Nigerian boyfriend, Rafael Adedayo. The police said both Mirabel and Adedayo saw an opportunity to extort money from Monday and grabbed it. The duo were said to have got hold of Monday’s phone number through an alert circulated on the social media, which included the phone number of the victim’s father. The duo contacted Monday claiming to know those behind the kidnapping of his son. They also demanded he pay them a certain amount of money for that information. Mirabel claimed her parents were keeping the boy for ritual purpose. Monday was said to have reported the development to the IRT, which tracked down Mirabel. The IRT also trailed the owner of an account number in which they instructed Monday to deposit the money. The account belonged to one Mary, a resident of Ikotun area of Lagos. Mirabel, who is two months pregnant for Adedayo, explained that she met her boyfriend when she travelled to Synagogue Church of All Nations for healing but became stranded. Mirabel said Adedayo got her involved and when she refused, he threatened to destroy her travelling documents, which he had in his custody. According to her, she did not know the person she was sending a message to was a policeman, adding that her boyfriend thought the boy’s parents were wealthy.
But Adedayo, a Kogi State indigene, denied involvement in the scam. He said in his statement to the police that he gave an account number to Mirabel without knowing what she wanted to do with it. Investigation continues. Crdt: Punch