Ayo Samuel, suspected kidnapper

How Deeper Life Church Member Organised Pastor’s Kidnap – Suspect

3 years ago
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Ayo Samuel, a member of a kidnap syndicate in Ondo state, who was arrested by the police in the state has admitted participating in the abduction of a Deeper Life Church Pastor, Otamayomi Ogedengbe.

The 59-year old Samuel who made a revelation in a video said the operation was carried out after a member of the church, Dayo Titus, provided all necessary information about the Deeper Life Church pastor.

Samuel said the kidnap gang invaded the church around May 2021 after a midweek service and abducted the Pastor who was released after paying ransom to regain his freedom.

According to him, “Titus organised the kidnapping and the victim was kept in a house belonging to the father of the gang member in Ado Ekiti

“I don’t know the name of the street where we kept the pastor but I know the house. It belongs to Bunmi’s father. It was Samuel that collected the ransom. My duty was to watch over the victim.

“I was given N1m. I bought a motorcycle but it was stolen after one month. I used the money judiciously.”

He added that the gang decided to kidnap the Pastor after having the knowledge from Titus who knew the pastor very well that the family of the victim will be willing to pay for the freedom of their breadwinner.

Samuel explained further that five members of the group carried out the operation while the victim was taken to Ekiti state where he was kept until a ransom was paid.

The 59-year old man said his duty during the operations is to look after the victims and ensure they are well-fed, saying he received the sum of N1m in the operation.

When asked how he spent proceeds from the operation, Samuel said he used it to purchase a motorcycle lamented that the motorcycle was stolen from him after a month.




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