KIDNAPPERS ABDUCT GOSPEL ARTIST; JOEL BENSON FOR RANSOM. Kanyinsola Okafor July 15, 2016 News Nigerian gospel artist and cinematographer Joel Benson (of the Gospel Acapella Group- 6Team) was robbed and kidnapped from him home in Mowe Ibafo, Ogun State, Nigeria, in the presence of his wife and kids on the 11th of July 2016. The kidnappers invaded Benson’s home through one of the windows; destroying it to gain access into his bedroom. They immediately took control of the house and its inhabitants, demanding that all valuables be handed over to them; cell phones, laptops and money. The kidnappers still after taking all of these valuables went on to abduct the 35 year old Joel Benson and are now demanding a fifty million Naira ransom for his release. Ogun State has in recent times experienced a series of bloodletting and violence caused by hoodlums and organized crime squads. The abduction of Mr Benson has caused a new wave of apprehension and insecurity to wash over the citizens of Ogun State in Ibafo. The Ogun State Police officer in charge; Abdulmajid Ali, has spoken to the media, trying to reassure the public that they are working tirelessly to bring the situation under control, recover the abducted Mr Benson without further harm and return him to his family. His words spoke thus; “We are working on it. The media needs to support us to clean up our neighborhood of cult boys and hoodlums. Our detectives have been deployed and we are working with members of his family to ensure he is released without harm.” Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.