An elder/deacon of The Church of Pentecost kidnapped in Johannesburg, South Africa, during a robbery incident in church last Sunday has been released.
He was freed on Tuesday night and has been re-united with his family.
Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Eswatini (Swaziland), Lesotho, Mauritius and Seychelles, Charles Owiredu made this known in a tweet Wednesday morning (November 1, 2023).
Members of the Johannesburg branch of the Ghanaian Church of Pentecost were robbed of their valuables at gunpoint, and a deacon of the church was kidnapped during a church service on Sunday, October 29, 2023.
Ghana’s High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa, assured of working with the Church of Pentecost and the South African Police Service (SAPS) to ensure the speedy and safe release and return of the CoP deacon.
The High Commission of Ghana said in a statement issued on Monday, “The Mission is presently working with the Church in cooperation with the South African Police Service (SAPS) to ensure the speedy and safe release and return of the victim to his family.”
“Kindly note that the South African Police are fully focused on the matter and are working hard to ensure the safe return of our compatriot.”