Ruth Kenneth, a self-acclaimed prayer warrior in Adamawa allegedly gave her church member’s details to kidnappers who threatened him to pay N10 million or risk abduction.
The 37-year-old female pastor had during a prayer session in her church along Numan Road in Yola, envisioned that kidnappers were after the life of the member. She, however, asked him to buy a two-year-old ram for a sacrifice.
The member who spoke to SaharaReporters on condition of anonymity said: “When my children and son-in-law took me to her prayer house for healing, she told me that she saw in a vision during prayers that my name was given to kidnappers, and that to avert being kidnapped I should buy a two-year-old ram without bargaining (over) its price.
“According to her, she needed the ram for a sacrifice to keep the kidnappers away from me. That after slaughtering the ram, she will pull one of its horns, remove something from its heart and mix it with some herbs.
“That after completing the concoction, she will bury the horn within my compound, after which no man would be able to attack my house or harm me and my family members.
“I told her I needed to return home to raise the money. Surprisingly four days after I got back home in early November 2022, I got a strange phone call from someone demanding N10 million, else I risk being kidnapped with some members of my family,”
The pastor would be arrested after the police tracked her conversations with kidnappers who threatened to kidnap one of her members if he failed to pay a ransom of N10 million.
Suleiman Nguroje, spokesman for the Adamawa Police Command in a statement confirmed her arrest, saying “operatives of the Command apprehended her and investigation is ongoing”.
“The Commissioner of Police, Sikiru Akande, has ordered Criminal Investigation Department to conduct a discreet investigation into the matter as well as to ensure the prosecution of whoever is found wanting.
“The CP has also advised the public to be very careful while carrying out their daily activities and report suspicious characters around them,” he added.