Cleric regains freedom after four days in kidnappers den
By RIsaac Job
Founder and President of Solid Rock Kingdom Church, Apostle Dr. John Okoriko, recently kidnapped by unknown gunmen in its premises has been released after spending four days in the kidnapper’s den. Okoriko known for his revolutionary preaching against the non-existence of Satan and notorious beliefs, especially in witchcraft was whisked away by the hoodlums to an unknown destination.
The Trumpet gathered that the following day, the kidnappers used the cell phone of Okoriko’s driver which was snatched during the operation, and communicated with the family demanding N100m ransom to secure his freedom. Investigation revealed that the ransom was reduced to N30m on Thursday and was later slashed to N10m on Friday afternoon, The Trumpet gathered.
However, it was not clear whether the amount was paid before he was released. But when the tension was high as the family could not gather the negotiated amount for the hoodlums, the man of God sauntered in amidst jubilation among the church and family members.
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It was gathered the kidnappers were not comfortable with keeping the Church Founder in their custody because of social media and newspaper reports which made them to facilitate the pastor’s freedom as it had drawn attention of government and security Agencies . “
Our Lion has come out stronger than before . He will continue to roar with the new strength” he said The Police Public Relations Officer for AKwa Ibom State , Odiko Mcdon could not respond to text and Watssap messages on the release of the man of God But he had assured AKwa Ibom residents that the commissioner of Police in the state Andrew Ammieghene had ordered investigation into the matter which had given serious concern to people in the state .