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Jos pastor arrested for [email protected] himself twice and collecting ransom from his church members – Instablog9ja

Police operatives in Plateau State have arrested a pastor, identified as Albarka Sukuya, for allegedly [email protected] himself twice and collecting ransom from his church members.

The command’s spokesperson, Alfred Alabo, in a statement on Wednesday, January 11, said the suspect staged his [email protected]
to d¥pe unsuspecting persons.

“The Police has uncovered the nefarious act of one Pastor Albarka Sukuya of Jenta Apata, Jos, who on several occasions staged his [email protected] with his cohorts and received ransom from sympathising members of his congregation.

Sequel to his spurious [email protected] 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 trigg£red suspicion.

Through credible intelligence, the clergyman was invited by the DPO Nasarawa Gwong Police Station, CSP Musa Hassan and investigation commenced immediately.

In the course of investigation, it was established that the suspect has been conspiring with his gang to stage his [email protected] and [email protected] collect ransom.

The suspect further disclosed that on Jan. 1, he set [email protected] the vehicles and a bicycle parked at ECWA Bishara 3, Jenta Apata premises belonging to his colleagues. He has confessed to committing the crime,” he said.

Alabo mentioned that the suspect had revealed the identity of three other members of his gang, adding that two of them were arrested while one is still at large.