The Lagos State Police Command on Monday said it has transferred the case of an abducted pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, in Lagos, to its Special Anti-Robbery Squad for further investigation.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmus, told PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone chat that the matter was under investigation and had been transferred to SARS for the needed attention.
“The case is under discrete investigation. The commissioner of Police, CP Fatai Owoseni has directed it to be transferred to SARS so as to give it the attention needed,” Ms. Badmus said.
The pastor, whose name was given as Olukayode Bajomo, was reportedly abducted from the church shortly before service commenced on Sunday.
Witnesses said unknown gunmen stormed the church premises located at Santos Bus stop, Isawo, an area in Ikorodu, and whisked the clergyman away.
The gunmen had arrived at the church like normal church members, with their Bibles in hands and only removed their guns when they got to the pastor.
The matter was first reported to the Owutu Police Division of the state.
Ijaw militants, accused of being responsible for several cases of kidnappings in the state, are suspected to be behind the kidnap of the pastor.