Hoodlums have kidnapped a cleric with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), identified only as Pastor Ogundeji, alongside his wife in the Dopemu area of Agege, Lagos State.

It was gathered that the men reportedly instructed the driver to move into another vehicle, and whisked the couple away in their private car.

The abductors are now asking for N100m ransom, which was later reduced to N50m during negotiation.

A Twitter handle, @eonsintelligence, in a post, claimed that the abductors released Ogundeji’s wife, adding that efforts were being made by the wife to get the N50m ransom to secure her husband’s release.

The post read, “The kidnapped couple, Pastor and Mrs Ogundeji, were abducted about 8pm around Dopemu, Agege. The wife was later released by the hooded criminals by 4am after demanding a ransom of N50m.

“The victims are RCCG pastors and the family are presently traumatised. The wife is sourcing the N50m ransom demand brought down from the initial N100m.”

Meanwhile, the RCCG is yet to confirm the incident. The church’s spokesperson, Olaitan Olubiyi, said the church had yet to get details of the incident.

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