Gunmen kidnap catholic priest, demand N20 million ransom in Ondo

  Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a Catholic Priest in Ondo State. The 49-year-old priest, Reverend Father Joseph Ajayi, was...


 

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a Catholic Priest in Ondo State.

The 49-year-old priest, Reverend Father Joseph Ajayi, was kidnapped along the Akure-Ikere highway by the abductors.

A family source who disclosed the incident stated that the abduction happened on Monday while the Reverend Father was travelling on the highway in his Toyota Corolla car.

The family source who craved anonymity disclosed that Ajayi who was coming from Ikere-Ekiti in Ekiti State was on his way to his parish, St Peter Claver in Ilara-Mokin in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State.

“He was on his way to Ilara-Mokin where his parish is situated before he was attacked and taken away by yet-to-be-identified persons to an undisclosed location.

“His vehicle was abandoned at the spot where they took him,” the source said.

The priest was said to be traveling alone when he was waylaid by his abductors.

Confirming the incident, the Catholic Diocese of Ondo through the Bishop of the Diocese, Jude Arogundade, Rev. Fr. Victor Ibiyemi, on Tuesday evening said the abductors had contacted the church, demanding the sum of N20 million ransom.

“We are on it since morning. They have contacted the church, demanding N20 million,” the Bishop confirmed.

Meanwhile, effort to speak to the police image-maker in the state, Funmilayo Odunlami was unsuccessful as she did not pick nor return calls made to her mobile phone

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