Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), says only one pastor of the church was abducted.
While delivering his sermon on Friday, Adeboye had announced that five ministers of the church were kidnapped on their way to attend the church’s ministers’ conference in Lagos.
While addressing the congregation during the evening service, the general overseer said investigations by the police have shown that it was only one pastor that was abducted alongside four other persons.
“People have been taunting me and challenging me that since I hear from God, how come this is happening to your church pastor’s,” Adeboye was quoted to have said.
“I want to say it has been confirmed that only one pastor of the church was kidnapped along with four other people.
“That does not reduce the weight of the incidence. The church will continue to pray for the release of all those who have been kidnapped.”
The Ogun state police command announced on Saturday that the only woman among the kidnapped victims, who is an official of the RCCG, has been rescued unhurt.
The police had earlier identified the victims as Chidioze Eluwa, Chiemela Iroha, Okoro Ohowukwe, Ndubuizi Owuabueze, and Ibeleji Chidinma.
“The Ogun state police command wishes to inform the general public that one of the kidnap victims, Mrs Ibelegbo Chidinma, the only woman amongst them has been rescued unhurt,” Abimbola Oyeyemi, the command’s PRO had said.
“The woman who is a Deaconess of The Redeemed Christian church of God regained her freedom in the early hours of today 3rd of August 2019 and she is currently at the command’s headquarters in Abeokuta where arrangements are being made to take her to the Redemption Camp.
“Efforts is on top gear to rescue the remaining victims as the kidnappers who kept them in separate locations were changing their locations from time to time within the forest.”