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Anglican Bishop, Wife Abducted, As Kidnappers Demand N50m Ransom

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Anglican Bishop, Wife Abducted, As Kidnappers Demand N50m Ransom

Rev Aderogba and his wife were said to be travelling to Kwara State when their car developed a fault in an isolated area around 8:30 pm on Sunday.

The Anglican  Bishop of Jebba Diocese, Rt Rev Oluwaseun Aderogba of Jebba Diocese, and his wife have been kidnapped.

They were abducted by unknown gunmen on Sunday evening along Ogbomoso/Oyo road.

Rev Aderogba and his wife were said to be travelling to Kwara State when their car developed a fault in an isolated area around 8:30 pm on Sunday.

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Sources said their abductors have demanded a ransom of N50 million to free their captives.

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Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Adewale Osifeso, confirmed the abduction in a statement on Monday morning and said the command had swung into action to free the captives and arrest the criminals.

The statement read, “On Sunday 12/06/2022 at about 2100HRS, One Rev. Adekunle Adeluwa reported to the Command through an incident report at Atiba Divisional Police Headquarters, Oyo town that at about 2030hours , One Bishop Rt. Rev Aderogba of Jebba Diocese, Kwara State in the company of his wife and driver were abducted.

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Preliminary investigations reveal that the victim’s vehicle developed what seemed a mechanical fault while traveling from Yewa, Ogun State to Jebba, Kwara State enroute an isolated area along New Oyo/Ogbomoso Expressway.

“All the tactical teams of the Command Anti-Kidnapping squad, Ambush Squad, Puff Adder, Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit, and Conventional Police personnel along with local hunters and vigilantes are all involved in the rescue operations.

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“Meanwhile discreet investigation led by the State Criminal Investigation Department is simultaneously being vigorously embarked upon to ensure that the victims are rescued unhurt.

“While enjoining members of the public to report any suspicion to the nearest Police Division or formation, credible and timely information, the general public are assured of their safety as the go about their lawful activities.”

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