A kidnap victim in Asaba, Delta State, Rosemary Ifeanyi has opened up on her recent encounter with kidnappers, who abducted her at gunpoint, adding that she was fed with soft drink, bread and her urine, for four days.
The 32-year-old wife, who spoke to DAILY POST on Friday, said: “I recognized a Pastor among the kidnappers at their hideout where I was held hostage before a team of policemen invaded the hideout, and rescued me”.
It was gathered that police operatives in Asaba have in the past three weeks spread their dragnet to nab the General Overseer of a new generation church in Asaba, Pastor Sunday Ekezie, who allegedly masterminded the recent kidnap of Rosemary Ifeanyi.
The victim was said to have been kidnapped after she closed her shop, and was on her way home to meet her husband and children when the kidnappers rounded her up at gunpoint, and was forced her into a waiting vehicles before they zoomed into an unknown destination.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Muhammed Mustafa, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent, said: “we were able to rescue the victim unhurt and we are searching for the pastor at present. We will get him”.
It was further gathered that the said pastor allegedly obtained information concerning the victim from his girlfriend identified as Victoria Ose, and subsequently mobilised his cohorts to carry out the kidnapping.
Police sources said Victoria had claimed to have met the pastor less than a month ago, and unknowingly let out the information on how her girlfriend’s brothers bought a car for her, including how she gave testimony/thanksgiving in one of the churches presided over by pastor Ekezie.
“That was how that useless pastor, and devil used me to get information about my girlfriend and arranged to kidnap her,” Victoria was quoted as saying while being interrogated.
Speaking further to DAILY POST, Rosemary said: “I just closed from my shop and few meters to my house, the kidnappers swooped on me. I struggled with them, but they overpowered me, bundled me into their waiting SUV, Rav 4 Jeep, took me away into the bush where I stayed for four days”.
She said that she noticed a tall figure like pastor Ekezie beside the SUV, but gave little thought that a man of God would be involved in such activities until the day police rescued her, and stated that the pastor was involved.