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kidnapped bishop regains freedom

By Gabriel Enogholase
BENIN—Bishop of  Benin Diocese,  Anglican Communion, Bishop Peter Imasuen, who was kidnapped on Sunday while returning from a church service, has regained his freedom.

He was said to have arrived home at  11pm Wednesday.

Secretary to Anglican Synod, Benin, Mr. Blessing Osula, who confirmed Imasuen’s release, said he was not maltreated by his abductors

“He was well respected,” Osula said, blaming the incident on the society.

Addressing members of the church later at the Anglican Bishop’s Court, Evbiemwen Street, he said: “God has done it again. Let us not relent in our prayers.

“They are human beings like us. We should pray to God to change them. I don’t know how I went and came back.”
When asked if any ransom was paid before he was released, he simply said “may be God paid the ransom.”

It would be recalled that members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) had protested through the major streets of Benin on Wednesday denouncing Bishop Imasuen’s kidnap.

The CAN members had earlier reported the incident to Governor Adams Oshiomhole.


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