RCCG pastor kidnapped in Oyo regains freedom


A pastor of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Olugbenga Olawore, who was kidnapped on April 18 in Oyo State, has regained his freedom.

Olawore and several others were taken captive at the Maya axis of Lanlate-Eruwa Road.

Oyo State commissioner for information Dotun Oyelade said in a statement that the cleric was freed on Sunday.

He said, “Our people should be rest assured that our security apparatus in the state are fully alive and alert to their responsibilities.

“The State Government is monitoring and gauging the security situations within its boundary efficiently.

“Since the incident was reported, the government has been in close contact with the state Commissioner of Police, Hamzat Adebola, his team and our security teams and all parties have done the needful as usual to ensure the safety of lives and property of our citizens.”

Oyelade reiterated that Oyo remains the most peaceful state in the country.