Gunmen Kidnap 3 Church Members In Ogun, Demand N6m Ransom
October 25, 2021
Gunmen invaded a Cherubim and Seraphim Church at Obada-Oko, in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State in the early hours of Sunday, while worshippers were holding a vigil.
They kidnapped three worshippers and escaped with them into the bush.
According to Channels Television report, the incident was confirmed by the police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who explained that the anti-kidnapping unit has been dispatched to the area to partner with the Obada-Oko Division of the police to rescue the victims.
“It should also be noted that the police had also warned members of the public from having vigil and religious activities in areas considered to be isolated and that if at all such places of worship want to have programme, they should inform the police so that police patrol could be extended to such area and adequate security provided,” he said.
The victims, identified were Ifeoluwa Alani-Bello, Adebare Oduntan, and Mary Oliyide.
Sources close to the families of the victims however told journalists that the abductors have reached out and demanded a ransom of N6 million for them to regain their freedom.