Kidnappers hijack commercial bus, abduct RCCG pastor, 14 others in Oyo

Adebisi Aikulola
Adebisi Aikulola

A pastor with Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, identified as Olugbenga Olawore, and other passengers of a 14-seater bus have been kidnapped in Oyo State.

NewMailNG gathered on Saturday that the cleric and other passengers of the bus were abducted on Friday.

Sources said that the bus was en route to Lagos State.

Olawore is currently a pastor at Heavens Gate Parish, Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lagos Province 73, along Agbara-Lusada Road in Ogun State.

A source told our correspondent that the incident occurred at Maya axis of Lanlate-Eruwa Road at about 5 pm on Friday.

The cleric was returning from Ipapo town, where he went to put the final touches on the burial arrangements for his mother.

The burial of the pastor’s mother, Deaconess Deborah Olawore, was said to have been scheduled to commence with a Christian wake next week, Friday, April 26, while the burial was slated for Friday, May 3rd.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the state police command, SP Adewale Osifeso, confirmed the incident to NewMailNG on Saturday.

Osifeso in a response to the inquiry, said, “Investigation is in progress. Updates will be provided accordingly, please.”.

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