Frederick Aramuwa, a Lagos-based pastor, who was kidnapped while travelling along the Ipele/Idoani road in Ondo State has been found dead.
The pastor was said to be travelling from Lagos to his hometown in Ifira-Akoko, Ondo State, on March 31, and was discovered to be missing.
His family and relatives were said to have embarked on a search for him and also reported the matter to the police.
It was later found out that he had been kidnapped when his captors called to demand ₦10 million ransom, which was later reduced to ₦2 million after negotiations.
However, after the ₦2 million ransom was paid, it was his lifeless body that was discovered in a forest.
DSP Tee-Leo Ikoro, spokesperson of the Ondo State police command, confirmed the incident.
Ikoro disclosed that the deceased’s remains were tied to a tree in the forest.
He said the pastor’s remains have been deposited in the morgue at the General Hospital, Ipe-Akoko.
He added that some other persons kidnapped along with the pastor have been rescued by the police.
The police spokesperson noted that the police is investigating the incident and hope to arrest the perpetrators soon.