In what could be described as deliverance by divine intervention, a pastor of a Pentecostal Church, Pastor Gilbert Akioyamen, a popular preacher in Edo state, has miraculously escaped from the den of kidnappers who abducted him.
Pastor Akioyamen was abducted at about 6pm on March 24, along Ukhun road, Ekpoma, Esan West local government area of the state.
His escape from captivity is akin to the deliverance of Apostle Peter in the Bible who was miraculously rescued from prison while the Praetorian Guards keeping watch on him slept.
According to the Edo state commissioner of police, Mr. Chris Ezike, Pastor Akioyamen was abducted at about 6pm on March 24, along Ukhun road, Ekpoma, Esan West local government area of the state, while on his way to the Deeper Life camp ground.Ã¢â‚¬Å½Ã¢â‚¬Å½
Three of the suspected kidnappers, including a business woman, namely, Charles Arasomwan, 22, Jezreel Ekanem, 21, and Mbindi Nneka, 26, were paraded on Thursday with 72 other suspects arrested for various crimes, at the state police command headquarters in Benin.