By Emem Idio
YENAGOA—ABDUCTORS of a Yenagoa-based clergyman, Pastor Mark Christmas of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, “New Anointing Chapel”, are demanding N30 milion ransom for his freedom.
The pastor, according to his wife, Mrs Evelyn Christmas, was abducted along with two of his church members at his hometown in Biseingbene, a riverine community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of the state on October 18.
Mrs Christmas said her husband was lured to the community on the pretext of attending an emergency family meeting with his kinsmen when the incident happened.
“You know we reside in Yenagoa. So, on that fateful day, my husband was invited to Biseingbene by his kinsmen for a meeting. When he got there, he found out that the invitation for a meeting was false and a devilish plan to kidnap him. My husband has spent over two weeks in their hands,” she narrated.
It was gathered that the kidnappers had contacted the family and demanded for N200, 000 as cost for phone calls made and N30 million as ransom for their freedom.