The Nigeria Police have arrested a 52-year old pastor, who is the Founder and General Overseer of New Life Ministry, Lukosi, in Shagamu Area.
of Ogun State and his gang members, namely; Chidozie Williams, 22 years, a native of Umuahia North in Abia State, Ugoji Linus, 30 years, a native of Ezinifite in Imo State and Emmanuel Chris Ani, 27 years, a native of Aniri in Enugu State; for the kidnap for ransom of one Jonathan Ekpo from Benue State.
The pastor told the police that he got involved in the crime to expand his church and give to charity.
The victim who is an employee of a logistic company was kidnapped on 17th July, 2020 while on official duty to deliver goods in Shagamu, Ogun State.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, the victim was kept in an underground cabin inside the pastor’s church building in Ogijo Town, Ogun State by the pastor and his gang. The alleged kidnappers demanded for the payment of N20 Million as condition for his release but the victim was subsequently rescued by the police unhurt nine days after and reunited with his family.