Police Arrest 4 Over Kidnapped Nasarawa CAN Chairman Who Regains Freedom

By Danjuma Joseph Lafia

Commissioner of Police Nasarawa State command, Emmanuel Bola Longe, has confirmed the arrest of four suspected kidnappers linked to the abduction of Arch Bishop Joseph Masin, CAN chairman.

Bishop Masin was abducted by gunmen from at his residence in Bukan Sidi, Lafia on Wednesday, May 28, 2020, and taken to unknown destination.

Meanwhile, Bishop Masin, has regain freedom on Saturday night around 11 pm and got home 2am of Sunday.

The police boss, who confirmed the release of the State CAN chairman, said no ransom was paid before he was released, adding that investigation was ongoing to arrest all those involved in the kidnap.

According to him, all the suspects would be charged to court for prosecution as soon as the command completes its investigation to serve as a deterrent to others.

Corroborating the release, Pastor Sam Joseph, son of the CAN Chairman told our correspondent that his father regained his freedom at 11 pm on Saturday, around Lizhi village in Nasarawa-Eggon Local Government Area of the State.

He said the bishop, however, arrived his Bukan-Sidi residence in Lafia at 2am on Sunday and had been taken for medical examination in an undisclosed hospital.

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