A 70-year-old elder at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Ijebu Igbo, headquarters of Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State, Adeife Ifelaja, has been kidnapped.
It was gathered that Ifelaja was kidnapped on New Year eve while on his way to the crossover service.
Pa Ifelaja, as he is fondly called, has spent nine days in the kidnappers’ den.
A family member who does not want his name in print hinted that the abductors have reached out to the family demanding N50 million as ransom.
“It is true that Pa Adeife Ifelaja 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 was huge. I heard they were negotiating for N10m but I don’t know if the ransom was paid. The incident was reported at a police station in Ijebu Igbo but up until now, nothing has been done,” he said.
Contacted over the phone, Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, confirmed the incident.
The police boss explained that operatives of the command are leaving nothing to chance to ensure the aged man reunites 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”.