Lagos - Abductors of a pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Okukayode Bajomo have reportedly demanded for N100 million, before they will release him, Daily Post reports.
Bajomo was abducted last Sunday, at one of the church’s parishes at Santos Bus Stop, Isawo area of Ikorodu. Two residents of the area, Kamoru and an unnamed hairdresser, who were shot by the kidnappers, have also died.
It was gathered that the gunmen on Sunday contacted the family of the clergyman and demanded for N100 million
A church member, who pleaded anonymity said that the gunmen disguised as worshippers, when they abducted the Pastor.
The member said “we were set for the workers’ early Sunday meeting, when the gunmen came. We thought they were worshippers until we saw their guns.”
The church member also confirmed that, “now they are asking for N100 million and they have not reduced it since they contacted the family, on Sunday.”
News24 previously reported that the pastor was abducted while the gunmen wore attractive clothes as if attending the service at the church on the day.
"The pastor came earlier around 7am to prepare for a workers’ meeting. The shocking thing was that the men walked in quietly like new members.
"They dressed like people who had come to church. They had Bibles with them. They did not shoot or display any weapon. It was when they got to the pastor that they brought out their guns and ordered him to come with them," a witness stated.
- News 24