Sunday 24 July 2016

Update: Kidnappers Of Redeemed Pastor In Lagos Demand N100m Ransom

Daily Post newspaper reports that the abductors of a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, in Ikorodu, Lagos state have demanded the payment of N100 million ransom.
The abductors on Tuesday requested the family of the pastor, Olukayode Bajomo, to pay N100 million ransom.

The gunmen who disguised as new members walked into the RCCG Abundant Grace parish and whisked away the pastor at Santos bus stop in the Isawo area on Sunday.

The RCCG Head, Media and Public Relations, Pastor Segun Adegbiji, who confirmed the abduction, had said the church would invite God’s anger on those who troubled its members and pastors.

He said, “RCCG will not take abduction or murder of our pastors and members any more.

“We like to warn murderers and abductors that God will show up with anger and fire. He will consume them speedily.”

In the new development however, the Punch is reporting that a relative of the pastor said the kidnappers have gotten in touch and requested the lump sum for his freedom.

“Those men have called. They are asking for N100 million. That is a big worry. The pastor was cleaning the chairs on Sunday with a few members when the men came in. But God is in control,”

Bellow is an earlier report of the incident:

According to, the pastor of a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) branch in Isawo, Ikorodu, Lagos State was today, abducted by gunmen who initially dressed like people who come to church for service.

According to an eyewitness, the said pastor was kidnapped at about 7.00am, 24th July 2016 at his church in Santos bus stop Isawo.

As is always the case, church workers meeting usually commence before the Sunday service and the Pastor has to be in church much earlier. He was busy preparing for the meeting when suddenly some people came in dressed in beautiful attire and they were assumed to be worshippers who had come to worship. It was not until they pulled out guns before it dawn on other worshippers that they were armed kidnappers.

Isawo in Ikorodu area of Lagos is a noted for security challenges.

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