Abductors kidnap RCCG elder in Ogun, demand N50m
A 70-year-old piggery farmer and elder with a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Ijebu Igbo, headquarters of Ijebu North Local Government Area, simply identified as Pa Adeife Ifelaja, has been abducted by kidnappers.
Pa Adeife is said to have been held in the kidnappers’ den nine days after he was abducted at his residence in Ijebu Igbo on the night of December 31, 2023 while preparing to go for the Crossover service to usher in the New Year.
An impeccable source told our correspondent that the abductors had reached out to the family and demanded a ransom of N50m.
The source said, “Yes, it is true that Pa Adeife was kidnapped on the night of Sunday, December 31, 2023 while preparing for the Crossover service. I learnt that the abductors are asking for N50m which the family said it was huge. I heard they were negotiating for N10m but I don’t know if the ransom was paid. The incident was reported at the Ijebu Igbo police station”.
The Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, confirmed the incident saying that the state command operatives were leaving nothing to chance to ensure the farmer was released and reunited with his family.
Alamutu said, “Honestly the police have been working to get the man released, we are on it even when the kidnappers have been trying to mislead us about their location but we are on their trail and very soon, we shall achieve success.”