Kidnappers knelt before me for prayers, says freed Akwa Ibom Pastor

After much torture at the hands of his abductors, renowned pastor and church founder in Akwa Ibom State, Apostle John Okoriko, has been set free.

Okoriko, of Solid Rock Kingdom Church, was whisked away from his house in Mkpat Enin council by gunmen in April 2022.

The gunmen reached out to his family and church members demanding N100 million for his ransom.

Okoriko narrated his awful experiences with abductors.

According to him, the gunmen who abducted him were five in number.

He told his followers that two among his abductors knelt before him to seek prayers before he was allowed to go.

He said: “The torture was much. They did terrible things to my body to force me to bring money to them.

“They told me I am the richest pastor in Akwa Ibom. They did all manner of things to me. Out of the five-man gang that abducted me, two of them knelt and asked me to pray for them before they released me in the evening to go,” Okoriko said.

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