General Overseer, Rev Mike Ochigbo Has Been Released

Bandits have reportedly released popular televangelist, Rev. Mike Ochigbo, days after abducting him in Adamawa State.

One of the police officers reportedly involved in the tracking of the bandits’ told SaharaReporters on condition of anonymity that they were on good progress when suddenly they heard that N10 million was delivered to the criminals.

He told the publication that Ochigbo and Pastor John Moses were evacuated from the ‘Malkohi’ hills, some eight kilometres away from the 23 Brigade headquarters of the Nigerian Army in Yola, the Adamawa state capital.

Reports, however, emerging on Friday morning said that Ochigbo regained freedom today after an alleged payment of a ransom of N10 million.

A female member of the pastor’s church, Freedom Power Chapel in Yola, had earlier told newsmen that the kidnappers demanded N40 million ransom for the cleric’s freedom

By Richard Ogunsile