Nigeria

Abductors of Ondo pastor yet to contact family – Wife

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The wife of Pastor Otamayomi Ogedengbe, who was kidnapped at his church located at Irese in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, has called on the security agencies in the state to secure the release of her husband.

Pastor Ogedengbe of the Deeper Life Christian Church was abducted inside the church on Monday evening by some unknown gunmen who reportedly came to the church in a Corolla Toyota car.

Speaking on Wednesday, the wife of the victim, Yinka called on Nigerians to help secure the release of her husband, saying the bandits had not contacted the family for ransom.

Narrating how her husband was abducted, Yinka said the hoodlums entered the premises of the church, took their time to search for her husband before they forcefully took him away.

She said some church members made attempt to pursue the hoodlums but the kidnappers were shooting indiscriminately to scare people away.

She said, “Monday was our bible study day. While rounding up from the church, one of the brothers who was trying to park a car met some boys outside.

“He said the boys pushed him out of the car which he thought they wanted to collect from him. They slapped him when they discovered he was not the persons they were looking for. Then they brought him into the church and started searching for who they were looking for. They saw my husband and said he was the person.

‘When we got outside, they started shooting and pushed my husband into their car. We drove after them towards Irese road but they were shooting at us. It was dark so we stopped. Since then we have not heard anything from them (kidnappers).

“May God helped me to bring my husband back. He is the only son of his parents. Nigerians should help secure the release of my husband.”

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Bolaji Salami said he had directed his men to secure the release of the pastor unhurt.

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