The Bishop of Jebba Anglican Diocese, Bishop Rt. Rev Aderogba Adeyinka, his wife and driver who were abducted while travelling along the New Oyo/Ogbomosho Expressway have been freed.
Confirming their release, the Oyo State Police Command Spokesperson, Wale Osifeso, in a statement on Tuesday said the victims were freed after a lot of pressure from police operatives, forcing the perpetrators to flee.
He, however, assured that investigation is ongoing to apprehend the perpetrators of the nefarious act.
Bishop Adeyinka, his wife and driver regained their freedom around 18:20 HRS unhurt, the spokesman confirmed.
The Clergyman in the company of his Wife and Driver were abducted on Sunday 12/06/2022 at about 21:00 HRS after the victim’s vehicle developed a mechanical fault while travelling from Yewa, Ogun State to Jebba, Kwara State en route to an isolated area along New Oyo/Ogbomoso Expressway.
“The massive deployment of Police personnel for the operation to rescue the victims and the domination of the entire area by the Police Tactical teams pressurised the abductors in freeing the victims.
“Investigation is ongoing to apprehend the perpetrators of this heinous crime and bring them to justice,” he said.