Police arraigned pastor, 34 others for alleged kidnapping in Ogun


Police arraigned a 52 years old pastor on Wednesday, Adetokunbo Adenokpo, for allegedly abducting a dispatch rider, forcibly injected and detained him in an underground facility in his church in Sagamu, Ogun State.

The Force Public Relations Officer, (FPRO), Frank Mba, a Deputy Commissioner of Police DCP, who arraigned Adenokpo alongside 34 other suspects for various offences ranging from armed robbery Kidnapping illegal possession of firearms to cattle rustling and other sundry offences in Abuja said that all the suspects had made confessional statements to the Police.

DCP Mba who was flanged by the Commander of the IGP FIB-IRT, DCP Abba Kyhari told newsmen the dispatch Rider with Glory Master Logistics, Job Ekpe Jonathan, who mainly distributes Forever Living products was abducted by Adenokpo and his gang when he went to deliver some items in his Church on a fateful day

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Mba said the Pastor, who is the General Overseer of Newlife Church of God located at Sagamu, injected Jonathan with anaesthesia to weaken him so they could tie him up easily.

He explained that upon the receipt of the report, the Abba Kyari led special Force launched an investigation and eventually rescued Jonathan where he was detained in the underground facility in the church.

The Pastor, who was arrested with his accomplices, told newsmen that he was 22 years in the ministry having been ordained in Ibadan.

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According to him, “In my church, we do charity, where I share food and palliative to people and this became stronger during the COVID-19. I felt pity for people and I don’t have any money in my account and people were still coming to me for help, this prompted me to look for alternative ways to raise funds to be used to buy palliative items for people during this coming Sallah celebration”.

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He said the underground facility where he detained Jonathan was built when he was attacked by some persons sometime ago and it was for him to escape into whenever his assailants came and well kept some young men around him for protection.

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