Abducted Anglican Bishop, wife, driver regain freedom | Dailytrust

Abducted Anglican Bishop, wife, driver regain freedom

FILE PHOTO: Gunmen
FILE PHOTO: Gunmen

The Abducted Bishop of Jebba Anglican Diocese, Kwara State, Rev Aderogba Adeyinka, his wife, and the driver regained their freedom on Tuesday.

Daily Trust reported on Sunday that the victims were abducted after their vehicle developed a mechanical fault while travelling from Yewa, Ogun State to Jebba, Kwara State en route an isolated area along New Oyo/Ogbomoso Expressway.

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Our correspondent reports that the abductors on Monday demanded a ransom of N50million from the church but it was not, however, ascertained if the ransom was paid.

Confirming their release to our correspondent in Ibadan on Tuesday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso said they were released unhurt.

He said the state command of the Nigeria police force deployed its officers to rescue the victims.

Olafeso said, ” Massive deployment of Police personnel for the operation to rescue the victims and the domination of the entire area by the Police Tactical teams pressurised the abductors in freeing the victims.”

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