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Breaking: After two days in captivity, abducted Anglican bishop, wife, driver regain freedom

Signed by the spokesman for the command, DSP Adewale Osifeso, the statement said the trio had been reunited with their families.

Kidnapped by gunmen on Sunday night on Oyo-Ogbomoso road, the Anglican Bishop of Jebba Diocese, Kwara State, the Rt. Rev. Oluwaseun  Aderogba, his wife and driver have been released.

They were released unhurt about 6:20pm on Tuesday, Oyo State Police Command said in a statement.

Signed by the spokesman for the command, DSP Adewale Osifeso, the statement said the trio had been reunited with their families.

He said the hoodlums were pressured to free them l because of the heat turned on them by the massive deployment of the police in the area for search and rescue operations.

He did not state whether ransom was paid for their release or not.

Persecondnews had reported that their abductors had demanded N50 million ransom for their release.

“The abducted Bishop Rt. Rev Aderogba Adeyinka of Jebba Anglican Diocese regained his freedom unhurt alongside his wife and driver around 1820hours  today, Tuesday 14/06/2022.

“The clergyman in the company of his wife and driver were abducted on Sunday 12/06/2022 at about 2100HRS after the victim’s vehicle developed mechanical fault while travelling from Yewa, Ogun State to Jebba, Kwara State enroute an isolated area along New Oyo/Ogbomoso Expressway.

“The massive deployment of police personnel for the operation to rescue the victims and the domination of the entire area by the Police Tactical teams pressurised the abductors in freeing the victims.

“Investigation is ongoing to apprehend the perpetrators of this heinous crime and bring them to justice,” Police said.

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