The Anglican Bishop of Jebba Diocese, Kwara State, Rt. Rev Oluwaseun Aderogba, and his wife have been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen.
His driver was also said to have been abducted alongside the husband and wife who were traveling on the new Oyo-Ogbomoso Expressway in Oyo State.
The bishop and his wife were said to be traveling to Kwara State when their car had a fault at a lonely path of the road at around 8:30pm on Sunday.
Before long, the gun-wielding hoodlums was reportedly swooped on them and dragged them into the deep forest.
Sources said their abductors have demanded a ransom of N50 million to release the captives.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Adewale Osifeso, confirmed the abduction in a statement on Monday morning and said the command had began investigation into the matter to free the captives and apprend the criminals involved.
The statement read, “On Sunday 12/06/2022 at about 2100HRS, One Rev. Adekunle Adeluwa reported to the Command through an incidented 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 kidnapped
“Preliminary investigations reveals that the victim’s vehicle developed what seemed a mechanical fault while traveling from Yewa, Ogun State to Jebba, Kwara State enroute an lonely 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.
“Meanwhile discreet investigation led by the State Criminal Investigation Department is simultaneously been vigorously embarked upon to make sure that the victims are released unharmed.
“While advising 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 they go about their lawful duties.