The Church of Pentecost deacon who was kidnapped in an attack on a church branch in South Africa has been released. In a tweet, Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Charles Owiredu, confirmed the release.
“Last night, the Church of Pentecost Deacon/Elder was released.” He is now with his family,” he tweeted.
Deacon Emmanuel Cudjoe was kidnapped during a church service in Johannesburg by armed robbers.
Church members’ valuables were stolen, while the deacon was kidnapped and dragged away.
Following the incident, which was partially captured on camera, the Church of Pentecost declared a three-day fast and prayers on Tuesday, October 31.
During the robbery, one robber was seen with a gun as members lay on the floor.