Bashir Makama, Ogun CP

The Ogun State Police Command has released the names of five pastors of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, kidnapped on Friday while they were on their way to the Redemption Camp to attend ministers’ conference.

The police also said they have located the forest where the five abducted pastors were kept at the Ogbere – Ijebu – Ode (Ogun State) stretch of the Sagamu–Ore expressway.

The names of the abducted pastors are Chidozie Eluwa, Chiemela Iroha, Okoro Ohowukwe, Ndubuisi Owuabueze, and Ibeleji Chidinma (female).

According to the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, about 10 hoodlums, intercepted the commercial bus marked KW 230 XA in which the kidnapped victims were traveling from Abia State to Lagos.

Oyeyemi disclosed that the commercial bus, belonging to Abia line Transport Company, was intercepted at the J3 area of Ogbere in Ijebu Waterside local government area of the state.

He said the police had successfully “geolocated” the hideout of the kidnappers, adding that the state’s Commissioner of Police (CP), Bashir Makama has led a powerful police rescue team to the location with a view to rescuing the victims.

The PPRO added that the rescue team was getting closer to the location of the kidnappers, but noted that caution would be exercised by the team in order not to jeopardise the lives of the victims during the rescue operation.