A woman, Opeyemi Ibikunle has told the Ogun State Police the reason she asked some men in fake military uniform to kidnap a pastor in Abeokuta.
Ibikunle had directed the men to forcefully abduct Pastor Mapai Samuel of ZOE Family International Church, Odo Eran, Abeokuta, while he was preaching on the altar around 8pm and drag him away to an unknown destination.
However, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said after a distress call was received by policemen at Aregbe divisional headquarters in Abeokuta, Opeyemi and one other man identified as Kadiri Jamiu were arrested in connection with the forceful abduction of the pastor.
Oyeyemi disclosed that a few hours after taking away the pastor, the kidnappers called to demand a certain amount of money as ransom for his release.
But the DPO of the Aregbe division, CSP Ikechukwu Gabriel, reportedly detailed his detectives and quickly embarked on a technical and intelligence-based investigation.
The police Spokesman maintained that CSP Gabriel, his men and those of Adigbe division stormed the hideout to rescue the pastor and arrest two of the suspects, saying the two men in military camouflage escaped.
During interrogation, Ibikunle claimed that she did some business with the pastor but he pulled a fast one on her. Hence, the reason she decided to abduct him.
“On interrogation, the woman amongst them claimed to have been in a business relationship with the pastor, and that the Pastor cheated her in the course of the business which made her contact the three men to kidnap the Pastor to teach him a lesson,” Oyeyemi quoted Opeyemi as saying.