The kidnappers of the Pastor Otamayomi Ogedengbe of Deeper Life Bible Church in Shagari, Akure south local government area of Ondo State, have demanded N30m as ransom.
A source said the kidnappers have contacted the family of the victim, insisting that the money demanded is non negotiable.
The source said the family had been pleading with the men to reduce the ransom but he disclosed that the kidnappers maintained their stand that the ransom is N30m or nothing less.
Thr wife of the Pastor, Mrs Yinka Ogedengbe, had on Wednesday appealed to security agencies to rescue her husband on time because of his health status.
The wife also begged Nigerians to assist the security agents to help her secure the release of her husband.
However, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Tee Leo Ikoro, said the family has not contacted the command over the demand for ransom.
Ikoro who advised the family against the payment of ransom, assured that the Pastor will be rescued by the state police saying some detectives have been on the trail of kidnappers.
“This is against the law, for us we are not in support of the payment of the ransom but I can assure you the man will be freed soon while his abductors would be brought to book.”