The Nigeria Police has paraded 52-year old Pastor, Adetokunbo Adenokpo, for allegedly abducting a dispatch rider and detaining him in an underground facility in his church in Sagamu, Lagos.
Adenokpo was paraded alongside 34 other suspects for various offences, at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad Headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday.
The pastor claims that he engaged in kidnapping to raise money to donate to his charity programme which cuts across all religions.
Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, disclosed that the dispatch rider with Glory Master Logistics, Job Ekpe Jonathan, was abducted by Adenokpo and his gang when he went to deliver some items in his church.
Mba said the pastor, who is the General Overseer of Newlife Church of God located at Sagamu, injected Jonathan with anesthesia to weaken him so they could tie him up easily.
In his explanations, the Pastor said “A few weeks ago we were short of funds. So I had the idea of doing something for Ileya so I can get some bags of rice and beans and palm oil and other things to share, and probably with a ram, which we can cut and give to poor people and we thought we should get money from the rich companies and then raise money and use it to take care of poor people.
“The three of us were involved in the kidnap of Jonathan with the hope of raising funds for the Ileya. I injected him because he was struggling I did not want him to be injured,”