The female kidnapper, Mrs. Rosemary Chukwu, a mother of four who allegedly confessed that her pastor, Ernest Nwankwo of the Holy Family Happy Family Ministry (aka House of Mercy) instructed her to kidnap a seven-year-old boy in Majidun area of Ikorodu, Lagos as revealed more shocking details.
Suspect, Chukwu and pastor Ernest
It was reported on June 25 that Rosemary Chukwu who was said to have been a choir mistress at the church was arrested after she was caught with her missing neighbour’s son she had tied and strangled in a box.
Apparently the woman kidnapped the boy who had gone to fetch water from a well located within their compound early in the morning.
Rosemary who was described as a ‘prayer warrior’ by her neighbours and had become sort of a nuisance to them with her praying habit claimed in her statement given to the police after her arrest said that Pastor Ernest Nwankwo offered to pay her N2.5m if he could deliver the child, Punch correspondent learnt from a police source.