Men of the Ekiti State Command of the Nigerian Police on Tuesday arrested a clergyman, Rev Adewuyi Adegoke, for organizing his own kidnap to extort money from family and church members.
Also arrested as an accomplice is Adewole Oluwadare, the 25 year old man who assisted Rev Adegoke to make ransom calls demanding money from both members of his family and church members.
The police stated that both offenders were arrested after a tip off. They were arrested at First Bank area,Okeyinmi street, Ado -Ekiti.
Below is text of the police statement: POLICE HAVE INTERCEPTED AND ARRESTED THE HOLDER OF THE PHONE WITH GSM NO. 09078589516 BEING USED TO DEMAND FOR A RANSOM OF N3MILLION FROM THE FAMILIES AND CHURCH MEMBERS OF THE KIDNAPPED REVEREND AT FIRST BANK AREA OKEYINMI ADO EKITI WHERE HE WENT TO PICK THE RANSOM INCIDENTALLY THE ARRESTED SUSPECT IS THE SAME REV ADEWUYI ADEGOKE PETER ON INTERROGATION HE CONFESSED TO HAVE PLANNED THE KIDNAP OF HIMSELF AND DEMANDED FOR THE N3MILLION RANSOM X HE ALSO STATED THAT HE LODGED AT AN HOTEL WITHIN THE METRO X AND MENTIONED ONE ADEWOLE OLUWADARE SUNDAY 25YRS AS HIS ACCOMPLICE WHO HELPED IN MAKING THE RANSOM DEMAND CALLS THE TWO SUSPECTS HAVE CONFESSED TO THE CRIME AND ARE DETAINED AT POLICE STATE HQTRS, ADO EKITI.