The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) disclosed Friday night that only one of the five people kidnapped in Ijebu-Ode on Thursday was a pastor of the church.
He said the remaining four are not members of the church but asked for prayers for all of them who were kidnapped around J3 forest on Ogbere road, in Ijebu-East local government area of the state.
The kidnapped pastor may however have been rescued as the Ogun State Police Command said on Saturday that it has rescued one of the five people kidnapped.
The Police said the only woman among the five victims, identified as Mrs. Ibelegbo Chidimma, was rescued early Saturday morning and would soon be taken to the convention ground.
Speaking to newsmen on Saturday, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said: “The Ogun State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that one of the kidnap victims, Mrs. Ibelegbo Chidimma, the only woman among them, has been rescued unhurt.
“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 arrangement is being made to take her to the Redemption Camp.”
Speaking on the fate of the remaining four victims, Oyeyemi said, “Efforts are 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.
“The Command hereby wishes to assure members of the public that the remaining victims will soon be rescued.”