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Bishop Wale Oke Visits Olubadan, Condemns Incessant Kidnapping Of Pastors In Nigeria

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March 23, 2016 – Bishop Francis Wale Oke Visits Olubadan Of Ibadanland, Condemns Incessant Kidnapping Of Pastors In Nigeria

Bishop Francis Wale Oke, the founder of Sword of the Spirit Ministries in Ibadan has condemned incessant kidnapping of clergymen in the country.

He spoke today when he paid a courtesy visit to new Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji (Aje Ogunguniso 1) at his palace.

Part of his entourage include; Bishop Dapo Ogunsola, Pastor Henry Otoibi, Pastor Sola Ogundeji, Pastor John Fagbemi, Pastor Lekan Akindele and Pastor Bisi Adetifa.

He said: They have turned kidnapping into a business to extort huge money from people. For instance, I read in the Newspaper today that three clergymen in Kaduna were kidnapped and their kidnappers are demanding for N100 million ransom. I appeal that they should be released immediately.

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“The nation is degenerating to the extent that people no longer fear God. The other time it was a bishop of the African Church in Lagos that was kidnapped; now they kidnap school pupils.”

According to him, In the Bible death penalty was recommended for kidnapping and with the way things are going now, it will be better if the government adopt this method.

Bishop Oke said government at all level must rise up to the occasion and tackle this menace by making kidnapping a capital offence, adding that:” if you kidnap anybody and you are caught, then you are gone.”

On the reason for his visit, the clerics said he was in the palace to congratulate the Olubadan and to pray for longitivity and sound health for him.

In his remark, Oba Adetunji thanked Bishop Oke for his visit, appealing to him to join him in prayer for the creation of Ibadan State and upgrading of Ibadan airport to an international standard.



  1. Maryf

    March 23, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    Well said. But our government are not ready for that. They are after money.

  2. John Emeka

    March 23, 2016 at 5:53 PM

    Dere z no fear of God amidst d people anymore

  3. jojo

    March 23, 2016 at 7:52 PM

    you are very correct sir.

  4. fifelomo

    March 23, 2016 at 9:50 PM

    Sir,if that can be done, then kidnapping issue would be a forgotten issue.

  5. my lady

    March 23, 2016 at 10:24 PM

    its so bad

  6. D Hunter

    March 24, 2016 at 3:20 AM

    If d Govt. Cannt enforce a capital punishment 4 any form of kidnapping esp Ese/Yinusa-gate, den they leave room jungle justice 2 prevail on kidnapper whn caught, prosecuted n convicted.

    I don waka go….

  7. Metu Nyetu

    March 24, 2016 at 4:26 AM

    Capital punishment should be meted out on kidnappers. But I am afraid that it would not deter a resolute kidnapper. Let the govt make life better for its citizens and all these crimes we have been wasting time and resources fighting would sort out themselves.

    Denmark currently sits top at the happiest countries in the world, followed by Switzerland, Iceland, Norway… Do we think that these countries devote the chunk of their time in finding ways to battle criminals? They spend little or nothing compared with what we have here in Nigeria because they had solved the problem from the root. But we are here cutting the leaves.

  8. David

    March 24, 2016 at 4:54 AM

    We should not allow sentiment becloud our sense of judgement here, the pertinent question to ask here is what exactly is attracting the kidnappers towards the pastors we have these days? Before you comment mind am not justifing the act of kidnapping.

  9. ademola dasola

    March 24, 2016 at 7:06 AM

    It so bad

  10. Precious

    March 24, 2016 at 8:36 AM

    kidnapping is now a lucrative business this days because they is no law against such crime

  11. sola olaniyi

    March 24, 2016 at 9:27 AM

    you’re right sir

  12. Olanrewaju

    March 24, 2016 at 10:14 AM

    I love his speech,kidnapping is getting too much in the country,and i think the penalty for kidnapping should be dead by hanging,this way it will reduce and perhaps stop

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