Pastor kidnaps self twice, collects ransom in Plateau
The Police Command in Plateau has arrested a Pastor who allegedly kidnapped himself several times and collected ransom from members of his congregation.
DSP Alfred Alabo, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday i
Alabo said that the suspect was arrested by the police in November 2022.
”The Police has uncovered the nefarious act of one Pastor Albarka Sukuya of Jenta Apata, Jos, who on several occasions staged his kidnap with his cohorts and received ransom from sympathising members of his congregation.
”Sequel to his spurious kidnaps of Nov. 14 and Nov. 15, 2022, where N400,000 and N200,000, respectively, were paid by his sympathisers as ransom for his release, the incidents triggered suspicion.
”Through credible intelligence, the clergyman was invited by the DPO Nasarawa Gwong Police Station, CSP Musa Hassan and investigation commenced immediately.