By Gabriel Enogholase
BENINâ€”Bishop ofÂ Benin Diocese,Â 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 atÂ 11pm Wednesday.
Secretary to Anglican Synod, Benin, Mr. Blessing Osula, who confirmed Imasuenâ€™s release, said he was not maltreated by his abductors
â€œHe was well respected,â€ Osula said, blaming the incident on the society.
Addressing members of the church later at the Anglican Bishopâ€™s Court, Evbiemwen Street, he said: â€œGod has done it again. Let us not relent in our prayers.
â€œThey are human beings like us. We should pray to God to change them. I donâ€™t know how I went and came back.â€
When asked if any ransom was paid before he was released, he simply said â€œmay be God paid the ransom.â€
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 Imasuenâ€™s kidnap.
The CAN members had earlier reported the incident to Governor Adams Oshiomhole.