Pastor alleged to kidnap himself twice and obtain ransom from church members

Plateau State Police order has captured a pastor for supposedly kidnapping himself and gathering pay-off from individuals from his church.

The commands public relations officer, DSP Alfred Alabo, uncovered this in a proclamation on Wednesday in Jos.

He said the suspect, pastor Albarka Sukuya of Jenta Apata, Jos, was captured by the police in November 2022 after occurrences of arranging his abduct to trick clueless people.

Alabo added that preceding the minister’s capture, he had arranged two kidnap occurrences during which he gathered N400,000 and N200,000 as payment from his congregation individuals.

“The police have uncovered the accursed demonstration of one Minister Albarka Sukuya of Jenta Apata, Jos, who on a few events organized his capture with his partners and got deliver from identifying individuals from his gathering,” said the police explanation.

“Continuation of his fake hijacks of November 14 and November 15, 2022, where N400,000 and N200,000, separately, were paid by his supporters as a payment for his delivery, the episodes set off doubt,” noticing that through “sound knowledge, the pastor was welcomed by the DPO Nasarawa Gwong Police headquarters, CSP Musa Hassan and examination started right away.”

The police additionally expressed that in their examination, “it was laid out that the suspect has been planning with his posse to organize his kidnap and deceitfully gather (a) ransom. He has admitted to carrying out the wrongdoing.”

Mr Alabo said the suspect had uncovered the character of three other gangsters, adding that two were captured while one is at large.

“The suspect additionally uncovered that on January 1, he set burning the vehicles and a bike left at ECWA Bishara 3, Jenta Apata premises belonging to his partners,” expressed the police.

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