Home News Ekiti pastor arrested for faking his own kidnap to extort N3m from...

Ekiti pastor arrested for faking his own kidnap to extort N3m from his congregation

The Ekiti state police command have arrested a a pastor with the Methodist Church, Ado-Ekiti, Adegoke Adewuyi, pictured left,  for allegedly planning his own kidnap with the aim of extorting N3 million from his congregation.

 

According to police sources, the clergyman had arranged with one Oluwadare Sunday to fake his kidnap. There were reports on Sunday June 9th that the clergyman had been kidnapped between Esa-Oke in Osun state and Aramoko-Ekiti in Ekiti. Sunday then got in touch with the church members, lying that the Pastor was in his custody and that he will only be released if they pay N3 million in ransom. Sunday informed the church members that the ransom had to be paid ion or before Thursday June 13th otherwise the clergyman will be killed.

Luck however ran out on him when he was arrested by policemen when he came to pick up the ransom at Okeyinmi area of Ado-Ekiti. Thereafter Sunday led the detectives to the hotel where the pastor had been hiding.

Vanessa Lawson
Vanessa Lawsonhttps://360aproko.com/
I love everything writing and informative, it lightens my soul.

Must Read

Bayero University Law undergraduate says she stabbed her hubby in self defense

Hanan, the Law undergraduate of the Bayero University Kano, who has been accused of stabbing her husband, Saeed Hussein, at their home in Kano...

Lady weeps after she was thrown out of a moving car by kidnappers in Rivers state

A Lady escaped being abducted in Port Harcourt, Rivers state today June 22nd.   Broadcaster Chioma Ezenwafor who shared the story online, stated that there was...

Intersex athlete, Caster Semenya accuses IAAF of using her as ‘human guinea pig’ amid hormone testing controversy

South African Olympic champion and intersex athlete, Caster Semenya has accused world athletics' governing body the IAAF of using her as 'a human guinea...

President Buhari commends Nigerians for living peacefully abroad

President Buhari today in Abuja commended Nigerians residing in foreign countries for living peacefully with their host communities.   Giving the commendation when a delegation of...

EFCC secures interim forfeiture of N60m cash traced to Ex-Zamfara State SSG

The Economic and Financial crimes Commission, EFCC, Sokoto zonal office has secured the interim forfeiture of N60 million cash linked to a former Secretary to...