Police begin rescue operations to search for kidnapped Bishop Kwara –
Oyo State Police Command said they have launched a manhunt for the kidnappers of the Anglican Communion Bishop of Jebba Diocese, Kwara State, Rt. Rev. Aderogba Adeyinka Oluwaseun .
The cleric was kidnapped alongside his wife Mrs. Oreofe and her driver by unknown kidnappers in a remote area along the New Oyo/Ogbomoso highway.
Oyo State Police Command spokesman Adewale Osifeso said the report of the abduction was filed by a Reverend Adekunle Adeluwa at the Atiba Divisional Police Headquarters in Oyo.
Recounting how the abduction allegedly took place, the police spokesperson said in a statement that preliminary investigations revealed that the victim’s vehicle had developed what appeared to be a mechanical fault while traveling from Yewa, in Ogun State, Jebba, Kwara State en route to a remote area along the new Oyo/Ogbomoso highway. .
It has been established that the alleged abductors could have taken advantage of the problem with the vehicle to carry out the nefarious activity, as it has not yet been possible to determine whether they were being followed by their abductors.
TVC News has learned that a source who requested anonymity said the kidnappers contacted the family and paid a 50 million naira ransom before the trio were released.
The source suggested that a former Vice Chancellor of Ajayi Crowther University, Professor Dapo Asaju was the one contacted by the kidnappers, but the claims could not be confirmed at the time of filling out this report.
According to police, “all tactical teams from the Anti-Kidnapping Command Squad, Ambush Squad, Puff Adder, Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) and conventional police personnel as well as local hunters and vigilantes are all involved in the rescue operations.
“In the meantime, a quiet investigation by the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) is concurrently being vigorously launched to ensure the victims are rescued unharmed.
“While directing members of the public to report any suspicions to the nearest police division or formation, credible and timely information, the general public is assured of their safety in their lawful activities.”