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Police Arrest Lagos Pastor Using Church as Kidnappers’ Den


A suspected kidnap kingpin believed to be responsible for series of abductions, including that of the Oniba of Iba kingdom, Oba Yishau Oseni, last month in Igando area of Lagos has been arrested by the Police in Lagos.

Arrested alongside the suspect who was said to be Pastor of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church of Zion, was a mother of seven, alleged to be an accomplice.

The boat operator- turned Pastor, Peretun Governor, was alleged to be using his church located beside the river at Ewedogbon end of Igando, as haven for kidnappers.

It was gathered that his church was allegedly used as a meeting point as well as a hiding place for kidnappers while uniforms used by militants during bank robberies were kept in his church.

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Crime Guard also gathered that whenever operatives were on the trail of the kidnappers, they (kidnappers) would leave the creeks to seek refuge in the church, pretending to be mentally deranged persons who were brought for spiritual healing.

On the part of the 47year-old mother of seven, Ebimabo Jojo, she was discovered to own a camp at Ijegemo creeks, from where she allegedly aided kidnapers by informing them of the presence of intruders. She was also said to be running errands for them such as taking food to the kidnappers and their hostages.

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