Methodist Church pastor fakes his own kidnap to extort N3m from his congregation

Adegoke Adewuyi, a pastor with the Methodist Church, Ado-Ekiti has been arrested by the Ekiti State Police Command, for allegedly planning his own kidnap with the aim of extorting N3 million from his congregation.

Image of Ekiti pastor arrested for faking his own kidnap

It was reported that the clergyman had arranged with one Oluwadare Sunday to fake his kidnap, with reports that he had been kidnapped between Esa-Oke in Osun State and Aramoko-Ekiti, in Ekiti State.

Sunday who later got in touch with the church members lied that the pastor was in his custody and demanded a ransom of N3 million to be paid on or before June 13th, otherwise the pastor will be killed.

He was however unlucky as he was arrested by policemen when he came to pick up the ransom and eventually led the officers to a hotel where the pastor has been hiding.