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Gunmen Kidnapped Cleric, Wife On Oyo-Ogbomoso Expressway


The Anglican Bishop of Jebba Diocese, Rt. Rev. Oluwaseun Aderogba, and his wife, have been abducted by bandits.

Oyo State Police Command confirmed their abduction in a statement issued by its spokesperson, SP Adewale Osifeso, on Monday.

According to Osifeso, the Bishop, his wife and driver, who were travelling from Yewa, Ogun State, to Jebba, Kwara State, were abducted on Sunday night along Oyo- Ogbomoso expressway.

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“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 2030HRS, One Bishop, Rt. Rev Aderogba of Jebba Diocese, Kwara State, in the Company of his Wife and driver were abducted.

“Preliminary investigations reveal that the Victim’s vehicle developed what seemed a mechanical fault while travelling from Yewa, Ogun State to Jebba, Kwara State, enroute an isolated area along New Oyo/Ogbomoso Expressway.

“The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations of the Command is in Charge of the rescue operation that has commenced since 2100HRS of Sunday, 12/06/2022.

“All the tactical teams of the Command Anti-Kidnapping squad, Ambush Squad, Puff Adder, Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) 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 (SCID) is simultaneously been vigorously embarked upon to ensure that the victims are rescued unhurt.

“While enjoining 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 the go about their lawful activities,” the statement read.

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