A 52-year previous pastor, Adetokunbo Adenokpo, has been arrested for allegedly abducting a dispatch rider and detaining him in an underground facility in his church in Sagamu, Lagos.
Parading the suspect earlier than newsmen at present July 29, the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Power, DCP Frank Mba, stated the pastor who’s the Basic Overseer of the Newlife Church of God in Sagamu, Ogun state, throughout interrogation, stated he ventured into kidnapping so he may increase cash for his charity works.
Nemesis caught up with him after he and members of his gang kidnapped a dispatch rider, Job Ekpe Jonathan, who had come to his church to ship some merchandise.
Mba stated the sufferer had arrived on the suspect’s church to ship some merchandise and was held hostage by the pastor and his gang members. The pastor injected Jonathan with anesthesia to weaken him so they might tie him up simply.
Chatting with newsmen, Adenokpo stated
“In my church we do charity, the place I share meals and palliative to folks and this turned stronger in the course of the COVID-19. I felt pity for folks and I don’t have any cash in my account and folks nonetheless come to me for assist.
Just a few weeks in the past we have been wanting funds. So I had the thought of doing one thing for Ileya so I can get some luggage of rice and beans and palm oil and different issues to share, and doubtless with a ram, which we are able to lower and provides to poor folks and we thought we must always get cash from the wealthy firms after which increase cash and use it to care for poor folks.
The three of us have been concerned within the kidnap of Jonathan with the hope of elevating funds for the Ileya. I injected him as a result of he was struggling I didn’t need him to be injured”.