The Ondo State Police Command has narrated how it rescued eight out of the 25 church members that were kidnapped in the State last week Friday.
SP Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, Police Public Relations Officer in the State, disclosed that the command on the 29th of September, 2022 at about 16:45 hrs, got an information that a Bus with the inscription of Christ Apostolic Church was abandoned around Elegbeka area, along Owo-Ifon express way and there was suspicion that the Passengers of the vehicle were kidnapped.
“Policemen led by the DPO of Ipele division in company of Police tactical teams, local Vigilantes and other security outfits moved into the bush for rescue operation and arrest of perpetrators.
“Consequently, there was breakthrough as eight of the victims have been rescued and are currently at Ipele Divisional Police Station.
“The rescued victims said they are members of CAC Oke Igan in Akure and were on their way to Ifon for a wake keep service of one of their members, that while on their way, at Ajagbale via Elegbeka on Ifon/Owo expressway they were accosted by five unknown gunmen who shot sporadically and forcefully took them in to the bush.
“The rescued victims are helping the Police with vital information on how to rescue others and arrest the assailants.
“The Commissioner of Police CP Asabi Abiodun has assured the good people of the state of adequate security and promise to bring to book all those involved in this criminal act.”