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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Gunmen Abduct Cleric, Demand N100m Ransom.

The Chaplain to the Bishop of the African Church, Ondo Central Diocese, Reverend David Ayeola has been kidnapped by gunmen.

Ayeola, the bishop, Samuel Ojo: and the bishop’s wife, were travelling to Abeokuta, Ogun State, from Imojo Ekiti, Ekiti State, when they were waylaid by the gunmen on the road.

The bishop, his wife, Ayeola, and the driver were said to have fled into the bush. However, the assailants were said to have taken the chaplain captive, while others escaped.

A top official of the church, who spoke with PUNCH on condition of anonymity, said the kidnappers had demanded N100m from the church.

A source at the church said special prayers were offered by all members of the church at the national convention which ended on Friday. The Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer, Adeyemi Ademola, confirmed the incident, saying the police were making efforts to rescue the cleric