How Ekiti pastor planned his own kidnap

The Police in Ekiti State have arrested a middle-aged pastor, allegedly planned his own kidnap to compel members of his congregation to pay a ransom of N3 million. While the man has since been arrested along with an accomplice, the situation leaves many puzzled about the motive behind his action.
However, the suspect has blamed the devil for the act, while a senior church official said that the cleric was dubious, stressing that he had stolen church funds before through manipulation of signatures of signatories of the church’s bank account.
He was arrested when members of the church had started contributing money for his “supposed release.”

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