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Deliverance Minister, Who Is A Kidnapper, Kills Police Officer In Lagos

Deliverance Minister, Who Is A Kidnapper, Kills Police Officer In Lagos

| On 26, Apr 2013

A notorious kidnapper, 29yrs old Sunday James, arrested by the Lagos State Police Command, has disclosed that he and his gang only go after wealthy Nigerians who drive very expensive cars.

James was arrested along with five others – Solomon Eze (an alleged deliverance minister) Ikechukwu Chedom, Obinna Egbugha and Emmanuel Iloakazi – on April 6. In his confession he said:

“I am from Ebonyi State but I live in Coker, Orile, Lagos. I was introduced to the gang by Victor Emmanuel, who is the leader of the gang.

“In January, Emmanuel rented an apartment in Ajah area and in February, we started the business fully. Whenever we kidnap, we take the victim to the apartment. We have kidnapped four people so far.

“The first person we kidnapped paid N1m ransom and my share was N100,000. Emmanuel received N200,000 since he was the leader. The second victim paid N1m and we shared the money in the same manner.”

“We later started demanding N2m as ransom. After our last operation, we bought a jeep for N1.5m and the remaining money was shared equally. I got N70,000 and that was the last time I saw the gang.”

Speaking on their different roles in the gang, Sunday James said, “Pastor [Eze’s] job is to provide the guns that the gang will use. I only follow the gang but I don’t carry guns.”

“Emmanuel usually sits on the passenger side and anytime he spots someone in a flashy car, we trail the person and then grab him or her. We then dump the victim’s vehicle somewhere before contacting the family.”

Meanwhile, Solomon Eze, who said he is a deliverance minister at a church in Ijesha bus stop, Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, Lagos, allegedly killed a policeman on duty to facilitate his escape.
According to Punch, the policeman flagged down Eze’s taxi cab and began questioning the driver. When he was through, he turned his attention to Eze and asked him about the contents of his bag.

To the surprise of the policeman, Eze immediately bolted from the car, causing the policeman to chase him. In the process, Eze was said to have fired at him twice in the head. The policeman died on the way to the hospital.

Lagos Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko, said: “We received information that the gang, which relocated to Lagos from the East, had perfected plans to operate on the day we arrested them.

“Special Anti-Robbery Squad tracked Solomon Eze to Ajegunle area of Lagos. He confessed to several robberies and kidnappings in the state.

“He led detectives to arrest other members of his gang. They led detectives to their detention camps at Ikorodu and Ibeju-Lekki areas. The two houses have been searched and sealed off.”