Police begin manhunt for abductors of assistant pastor,one other in Ogun


.Ogun CP, Lanre Bankole

Ogun State Police Command says it has commenced manhunt for the abductors of an assistant shepherd, Oluwaseun Ajose  and Sunday school teacher,Dagunro Ayobami of Celestial Church of Christ, Oshoffa Parish at Wasimi, Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state.

Gunmen on Tuesday reportedly attack the church during vigil at 12 midnight and dragged their captives away.

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said,”It is true that two persons were abducted in a Celestial Church on Tuesday at Wasimi during a vigil.

“Our operatives are already on their trail, and we shall get them.”

Oyeyemi however reiterated that there is the need to inform the police of any vigil before-hand by any church. He said “this is to allow the police to provide operatives that will undertake visibility patrol around the church during vigil.”

However,  the Shepherd of the church, Oluwatomisin Ehuwaojomo,also confirmed the incident in a telephone conversation.

According to Ehuwaojomo, the abductors had called him and demanded a ransom of N50m for the release of the two abducted church workers.

The Shepherd, has however sought the support of the police and other security agencies in rescuing the victims.

He said he was not in the church when the incident happened, adding that he was sleeping in his room at the time.

He said, “When my Assistant Shepherd called me almost two hours after they left, the kidnappers refused to speak with me twice. But on third attempt, they spoke with me and demanded N50 million ransom.

“I told them that, I am a servant of God, nobody pays me a salary. I have spoken with the Ogun State Commissioner of Police. The command is on the matter.”


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