Gunmen Kidnap Anglican Bishop of Jebba , wife, driver in Oyo

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The Bishop of Jebba Anglican Diocese in Kwara State, Rt. Rev Aderogba Adeyinka, , his wife, and driver have been abducted in Oyo State . The three were kidnapped by Gunmen on Sunday, June 12 ,2922 while traveling along the Oyo/Ogbomoso Expressway.

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Some sources in the Church confirmed that the Abductors have made contact and have demanded for N50 Million before the trio would be released. The Oyo State Police Command has confirmed the incident with assurances that its officers are on the trail of the gunmen.

The Police Statement:

“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.”

– SP Adewale Osifeso, PPRO Oyo State Police Command

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