Methodist Cleric, accomplice remanded for faking abduction

Methodist Cleric, accomplice remanded for faking abduction

A 30-year-old Methodist priest, Rev. Peter Adewuyi who allegedly faked his own kidnap in order to obtain ransom, has been remanded in prison custody. He was by an Ado Ekiti Magistrate court presided over by Magistrate Kehinde Awosika along with Adewuyi’s accomplice, 25-year-old Oluwadare Ajewole, in prison ahead of the commencement of their trial. The


A 30-year-old Methodist priest, Rev. Peter Adewuyi who allegedly faked his own kidnap in order to obtain ransom, has been remanded in prison custody.

He was by an Ado Ekiti Magistrate court presided over by Magistrate Kehinde Awosika along with Adewuyi’s accomplice, 25-year-old Oluwadare Ajewole, in prison ahead of the commencement of their trial.

The suspects, who were arrested by the police on June 11, are facing counts of aiding, arranging and abetting kidnapping.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Monica Ikebuilo, alleged that the offences were contrary to and punishable under sections 5 and 7 of the Ekiti State Kidnap and Terrorism (Prohibition) Law, 2015.

The prosecutor explained that the crime was committed within the Ado Ekiti Magisterial District.

Adewuyi had claimed that he was kidnapped between Ijebu-Jesa in Osun State and Aramoko in Ekiti State while embarking on a journey.

The priest allegedly hid himself in a hotel in Ado Ekiti and pretended that he had been abducted, claiming that his captors were demanding N3m as ransom from his church members and members of the public.

The court adjourned the case till July 24, 2019, pending the issuance of a legal advice by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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