By Michael Ofulue
Ondo State Police Command has launched a manhurt for the killers of Pastor Federick Ojo Aramuwa who was murdered by his abductors along Ipele-Idoani, Ifira road.
Against this backdrop, the state Police boss, CP Bolaji Salami has directed operatives of the Special Anti-Kidnapping Squad, and a high power team of investigators from the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) to comb area of incident and apprehend the killers.
The operatives will be assisted by Amotekun, local vigilante group and other security agencies to comb the bush in Akoko axis of the state and bring the perpetrators to book.
The Hope Metro learnt that since the abduction of the Ifira- born pastor and other travellers which occurred a few meters away from the deceased’s home town in Ifira Akoko, Akoko South East local government of the state, tension has heightened in the ancient town.
The entire community has been thrown into mourning as the aged parents of the Lagos- based Pastor who many described as an illustrious son of the land are still alive.
The spokesman of the state Command, DSP Tee-leo Ikoro, who confirmed the development said his boss, CP Salami has given a marching order to his men dispatched to the scene of the incident to comb the bush and bring the killers to face justice.
“The Pastor was among some passengers abducted sometimes ago. Some were rescued, but unfortunately the late pastor was still held captive only for us to find out that he was tied and killed by his assailants.
“Our team of investigators are presently at Ifira town, combing the bush in search of the marauders. I can assure you that in no distance time, the perpetrators would be unmasked and be brought to face the full weight of the law,” he said.
It would be recalled that the deceased alongside his driver and others were kidnapped on March 31 on their way from Lagos to his home town.
Reports had it that, the three people were rescued by Amotekun Corps after the wife of the pastor paid N2million ransom.
The kidnappers had earlier demanded for N10milion ransom to for his release, but reduced it after persistent negotiations.