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Suspected armed bandit abducts Jebba based cleric, wife, driver in Oyo

Suspected armed bandit have abducted Jebba, Kwara state based Bishop of Anglican Diocese, Rt. Rev. Aderogba, his wife and Driver.

The victims were kidnapped along New Oyo/Ogbomoso expressway on their way to Yewa, Ogun state on Sunday when the incident happened.

The suspected kidnappers reportedly forced their vehicle to a halt before they carried out the heinous act.

The suspects, as reliably informed are yet to establish link with the relations of the victims.

However, the Oyo Police Command through its Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso has confirmed the incident

Osifeso, in a statement said the police authority have launched manhunt for the suspected kidnappers

”On Sunday 12/06/2022 at about 2100HRS, One Rev. Adekunle Adeluwa reported to the Command through an incidented report at Atiba Divisional Police Headquarters, Oyo town that at about 2030HRS, One Bishop Rt. Rev Aderogba of Jebba Diocese, Kwara State in the Company of his wife and driver were abducted.

”Preliminary investigations reveals that the Victim’s vehicle developed what seemed a mechanical fault while traveling from Yewa, Ogun State to Jebba, Kwara State enroute an isolated area along New Oyo/Ogbomoso Expressway.

”The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations of the Command is in Charge of the rescue operation that has commenced since 2100HRS of Sunday 12/06/2022.

”All the tactical teams of the Command  Anti-Kidnapping squad, Ambush Squad, Puff Adder, Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) and Conventional Police personnel  along with local hunters and vigilantes are all involved in the rescue operations.

‘Meanwhile discreet investigation led by the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) is simultaneously been vigorously embarked upon to ensure that the victims are rescued unhurt.

‘While enjoining  members of the public to report any suspicion to the nearest Police Division or formation, credible and timely information, the General Public are assured of their safety as the go about their lawful activities,” the statement said.

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