On Saturday 13 June 2015, Pastor Seyi Adekunle was kidnapped from Winners Chapel Province Two, IBB Way, Calabar while conducting a prayer session with his Assistant Pastors in preparation for the Sunday service. We are pleased to announce that Pastor Seyi regained his freedom exactly one week later on Saturday 20th June 2015.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Horgan Bassey released a statement in Calabar stating that two persons were arrested in connection with the kidnapping. He added that the arrests possibly put a lot of fear into the hearts of the kidnappers and they took the Pastor to an undisclosed location where he was released. Pastor Seyi was able to trace his way to the church premises at IBB Way where he met his pastors praying for his safe return.
Neither the police nor the church authorities have confirmed if any ransom was paid to the kidnappers to secure Pastor Seyi's release. Sources report that during one of their calls to the church while negotiating the ransom, the kidnappers were put through to Bishop Oyedepo. He reportedly asked them if they knew who they were speaking to and when they replied in the affirmative, he went ahead and pronounced cursed on them saying: "I curse you in the name of Jesus and anyone who pays a ransom to you is cursed".
Bishop Oyedepo was in Calabar on Sunday 21st June 2015 to attend the evening Thanksgiving service held to commemorate Pastor Seyi's freedom. Read previous article on Pastor Seyi's kidnapping HERE.