August 17, 2022

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2 arrested for kidnapping pastor in Ogun


Two suspects have been arrested by males of Ogun state police command in reference to the kidnapping of 1 Pastor Mapai Samuel of ZOE Household Worldwide Church, situated at Odo eran space of Abeokuta.

The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said this in a press assertion made accessible to Blueprint, Thursday.

The suspects, Ibikunle Opeyemi, and Kadiri Jamiu have been arrested following a misery name obtained by policemen at Aregbe divisional headquarters.

It was said that two males who wearing navy camouflage accompanied by a lady invaded the church whereas the pastor was preaching at about 8pm, and forcefully dragged the pastor out of the church and took him away to unknown vacation spot.

The assertion additional reads, “Not fairly lengthy after taken the pastor away, the invaders known as to demand for sure amount of cash as ransom.

“Upon the misery name, the DPO Aregbe division, CSP Ikechukwu Gabriel and his detectives rapidly launched into technical and intelligence primarily based investigation and found that the suspects have been hiding someplace round Adigbe space of Abeokuta.

“The DPO and his males along side males of Adigbe division stormed the hideout the place the Pastor was rescued and two of the suspects have been arrested, whereas the 2 males in navy camouflage escaped.

“On interrogation, the girl amongst them claimed to have been in enterprise relationship with the pastor, and that the Pastor cheated her in the middle of the enterprise which made her to contact the three males to kidnap the Pastor to be able to educate him lesson”.

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In the meantime, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, who praised his males for his or her fast response to the misery name, has ordered the fast switch of the suspects to anti kidnapping unit of the state prison investigation division for discreet investigation. 

He additionally directed that different members of the gang have to be hunted for and delivered to e-book.