Police Rescue Abeokuta Pastor Kidnapped By Business Partner Girlfriend - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Thursday, July 14, 2022

Police Rescue Abeokuta Pastor Kidnapped By Business Partner Girlfriend

The suspects

ABEOKUTA - Men of Ogun state Police Command in the early hours of Thursday arrested two persons in connection with the forceful abduction of one Pastor Mapai Samuel of ZOE family international church, located at Odo eran area of Abeokuta.

The suspects, Ibikunle Opeyemi and Kadiri Jamiu were arrested following a distress call received by policemen at Aregbe divisional headquarters, that two men who dressed in military camouflage accompanied by a woman invaded the church while the pastor was preaching at about 8pm, and forcefully dragged the pastor out of the Church and took him away to unknown destination.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi who disclosed this to newsmen explained that, after taken the pastor away, the invaders called to demand for certain amount of money as ransom.

Oyeyemi said upon the distress call, the DPO Aregbe division, CSP Ikechukwu Gabriel and his detectives quickly embarked on technical and intelligence based investigation and discovered that the suspects were hiding somewhere around Adigbe area of Abeokuta.

He noted that, the DPO and his men in conjunction with men of Adigbe division stormed the hideout where the Pastor was rescued and two of the suspects were arrested, while

the two men in military camouflage escaped.

On interrogation, the woman amongst them claimed to have been in business relationship with the pastor, and that the Pastor cheated her in the course of the business which made her to contact the three men to kidnap the Pastor in order to teach him lesson.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, who praised his men for their quick response to the distress call, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to anti kidnapping unit of the state criminal investigation department for discreet investigation. 

The CP also directed that other members of the gang must be hunted for and brought to book.

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