The General Overseer of Divine Winners Ministry International, Bayelsa State, Confidence Ozor, who was kidnapped last Thursday in Owerri, Imo State, while attending a crusade, has been released by his abductors.
Ozor was released last Tuesday after spending five days in the kidnappers’ den, where they confessed to him that they were hired to kill him due to his spiritual powers, which has made him win so much members within a short period of his stay in Bayelsa State.
He however paid a ransom of N5 million before he was released.
The Anambra State-born pastor, who is known for his prophetic and deliverance prowess, while narrating his ordeal said he would still consult his God before he would be able to understand the whole scenario, saying, “People don’t like success.”
“They said we have been monitoring you, they said something as if pastors are behind it. They also asked, ‘are you the only pastor in Bayelsa State you have already known everywhere in this little time you have spent in the state?’.
“When I tried to tell them that I am a pastor, and I don’t deserve the kind of treatment received, they said the order has been given to them from above and that they are boys to the high authority and the order was to kill and not to negotiate any ransom but one of them noticed that we are from the same place and took it upon himself to spare me, telling me he would make sure am not killed as earlier planned.”
Ozor said it was at that point that they asked him to contact somebody to bring N50 million, with stern warning not to involve the police.
The prophet who is called the T.B Joshua of Bayelsa by his members added that the kidnappers later brought the ransom down to N5 million “after much negotiation with my people.”