Kidnapped Kwara Anglican Bishop, Wife Regains Freedom

By Ibrahim Sheriff 

The Bishop of Jebba Anglican Diocese, Bishop Rt. Rev Aderogba Adeyinka, his wife and driver who were abducted while travelling along the New Oyo/Ogbomosho Expressway have been freed.
Recall that Fresh Insight had reported the abduction of the Anglican Bishop of Jebba Diocese, Kwara State, Rt. Rev Aderogba, alongside his and driver along Ilorin-Ogbomoso expressway in Oyo state, on Sunday night and demanded fifty million Naira ransom..
Confirming their release, the Oyo State Police Command Spokesperson, Wale Osifeso, in a statement on Tuesday said the victims were freed after a lot of pressure from police operatives, forcing the perpetrators to flee.
He, however, assured that investigation is ongoing to apprehend the perpetrators of the nefarious act.
Bishop Adeyinka, his wife and driver regained their freedom around 18:20 HRS unhurt, the spokesman confirmed.
Reiterating it’s earlier statement on the incident, the Police said “Clergyman in the company of his Wife and Driver were abducted on Sunday 12/06/2022 at about 21:00 HRS after the victim’s vehicle developed a mechanical fault while travelling from Yewa, Ogun State to Jebba, Kwara State en route to an isolated area along New Oyo/Ogbomoso Expressway.”
“The massive deployment of Police personnel for the operation to rescue the victims and the domination of the entire area by the Police Tactical teams pressurised the abductors in freeing the victims.
“Investigation is ongoing to apprehend the perpetrators of this heinous crime and bring them to justice,” he said.


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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