- A case of kidnapping has occurred in Irese, a community near Akure, the capital of Ondo state
- The victim of the crime is Mayomi Ogedengbe, a pastor and former director in the state civil service
- Bolaji Salami, the commissioner of police in Onso has assured that the man of God will be rescued
A report by Channels TV indicates that on Monday, May 10, gunmen suspected to be kidnappers abducted Mayomi Ogedengbe, a pastor of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry.
According to the report, the hoodlums whisked the cleric away after they invaded his church in Irese, a community near Akure, Ondo state capital.
The spokesperson of Ondo state police command, Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the development in a statement.
An eyewitness giving an account of the incident said the kidnappers came in a black Corolla Sports car and took the pastor away to an unknown destination.
The whereabouts of Ogedengbe, a retired director in the Ministry of Education in Ondo state remains unknown.
His abductors are yet to reach out to the family to make any ransom demand to secure his release.
In another report by Vanguard, the wife of the victim, Mrs Ogedengbe said they had gone to the church together for a programme when the gunmen stormed the place and took her husband.
According to Ikoro, the state commissioner of police, Bolaji Salami, has ordered the immediate search and rescue of the pastor.
A combined team of security operatives including the police, Amotekun, military, vigilante and NSCDC have started combing the area to rescue the victim and apprehend the culprits.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the long hands of the law caught up with some kidnappers in Ondo state.
The criminals were caught by men of the Ondo State Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corps. Victims of the criminals were also rescued.
The kidnappers claimed they missed their targets and instead of going empty-handed, they decided to kidnap three persons who were taking shelter from the rain at a bus stop in Oda area of Akure.