All five members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God kidnapped on their way to the Church’s Headquarters on Thursday have been rescued, the Ogun State Police Command has announced.
The Ogun State Police Command said it on Saturday afternoon that it has rescued four of the victims abducted on Thursday around J3 forest on Ogbere road, in Ijebu-East Local Government Area of the state.
One of the victims, Mrs. Ibelegbo Chidimma was rescued earlier on Saturday
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed the rescue effort in a terse statement.
He said, “The remaining four victims have been rescued unhurt by men of Ogun State police command.”
Oyeyemi had earlier said, “Efforts are on top gear to rescue the remaining victims, as the kidnappers who kept them in separate locations were changing their locations from time to time within the forest.”
The highly revered leader of the RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye on Friday during his message at the ongoing ministers’ conference holding at the Redemption Camp, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, said said five pastors of the church had been kidnapped.
Adeboye, who said the pastors were on their way to attend the ministers’ conference, reportedly said they were abducted along Ijebu-Ode axis.
He urged members of the church to pray for their release.
“As a father, how do you think I should feel to hear that five of my children have been kidnapped while on their way to attend the Ministers Conference?” the reports quoted him as saying.
Pastor Adeboye later said investigations by the police has shown that it was only one pastor of the church that was kidnapped alongside four other persons.