The 2 worshippers kidnapped final Monday by gunmen on the Celestial Church of Christ, Oshofa, Wasimi, within the Ewekoro Native Authorities Space of Ogun State, have been launched.
The founding father of the church, Oluwatomisin Olugbebi, mentioned the victims have been launched on Saturday.
PUNCH Metro had reported that gunmen, who wore masks and fez caps, invaded the church and kidnapped the Assistant Shepherd (assistant pastor) of the parish, Oluwaseun Ajose, and a Sunday faculty instructor, Dagunro Ayobami.
The gunmen had lowered their demand from N50m to N10m final Thursday.
However on Sunday, Olugbebi disclosed to our correspondent that the church leaders have been launched after N1m ransom was paid.
He mentioned, “They known as on Saturday morning and demanded foodstuffs (rice, beans), cigarettes and gin. They mentioned we must always pay N1m for the 2 of them. I pleaded with them that we didn’t even have as much as that, however they mentioned they received’t settle for something lower than 1,000,000.
“After we heard this, the household of the victims sat on the best way to get the cash and so they raised a complete of N221,000. Fortunately, well-wishers and different church members balanced it up.
“They didn’t give a selected location the place we must always drop the cash. They requested to talk to the sister of one of many victims and instructed her to come back to a sure location. When she acquired there, she known as them and so they instructed her to provide the telephone to the bike rider.
“They instructed the bike rider their location with out disclosing it to her. The bike rider then took her to the situation the place the cash and the requested foodstuffs have been dropped. After like 10 minutes, they requested her to come back and decide them (victims) up on the bus cease.”
The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, confirmed the discharge.
He mentioned, “They regained their freedom final evening (Saturday) as a result of sustained strain mounted by the police on the abductors.”