By Emmanuel Udom
For eight days running, Mrs Abasiama Inyang, a worker with The Fountain of Life Church, Ilupeju, Lagos, was with her abductors, while her family members fasted and prayed for her safe return home.
It was gathered that the build-up to this stage for the woman began when she closed from work, March 10, this year and boarded a commercial bus, popularly known as danfo at about 7.45 p.m., at Oshiodi bus-stop to drop at Shogunle bus-stop.
Unknown to her, the passengers in the bus were suspected ritualists, who instead of dropping her off at Shogunle bus-stop drove her to Idioroko area of Ogun State.
Speaking with our correspondent, Pastor Akaneyene Bassey Inyang, her husband, who was visibly elated when the wife returned safely home, March 18, this year, said the wife explained that she was hit with an object and she lost her senses.
According to the husband, she was driven to a house inside a bush at the border area of Idioroko in Ogun state, purportedly to be killed for ritual.
“But, when it was clear that she was covered with the blood of Jesus, her abductors tortured and later pushed her out of the house, where she spent days roaming in the bushes, until a male farmer saw her, took her to his wife, who questioned her, collected my telephone number from her and called me”, the husband said.
The husband, a lecturer at Rhema Bible Theological College, Lagos, further explained that the case was reported both at Ilupeju and Shogunle police stations, while many churches were contacted to pray for her safe return, even as posters, sighted by our correspondent, declaring her missing were pasted at streets around Shogunle.
W/CSP Margret Okonkwo, divisional police officer of Shogunle police station, Lagos, said based on the report, signal was sent to that effect.
Muyiwa Adejobi, Lagos police image maker confirmed the incident and said that the police is on the manhunt to her abductors.
But, the victim, who regained her freedom, was not allowed to speak with our correspondent based on doctors’ advice.