KADUNA: Pastor arrested for faking own kidnap

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KADUNA: Pastor arrested for faking own kidnap

KADUNA: Pastor arrested for faking own kidnap

The Kaduna State Police Command have arrested a Pastor named James Clement and George Otokpa, who’s his accomplice for faking his own kidnap and asking for a ransom of N5 million from his family members.

A statement which was signed by DSP Yakubu Abubakar Sabo, the Police Public Relations Officer, stated that: “On 27th January, 2020 at about 1917hrs, one Pastor James Clement ‘m’ 39yrs of Nasarawa Tirkaniya Kaduna and George Otokpa ‘m’ of No. 23 Aleri Water by Sarki Street Kudandan in Chikun local government area were arrested by the Operatives of the Command’s Anti – Kidnapping Unit for allegedly conspiring, faked the Kidnapping of the 1st suspect and demanded the payment of five Million Naira (₦5,000,000 ) as ransom from his own family through text messages using the 2nd suspect as the negotiator.

“The arrest came after a report was made by two family members of the fake kidnapped victim about the kidnap of their relation.”

The statement made it clear that the suspect, Clement James, was tracked and arrested at his hideout where he hid himself, falsely claimed being kidnapped and conspired with his friend George Otokpa ‘m’ 22 years (the 2nd suspect) to engage his family in negotiation for ransom.

The statement further explained that interrogation of the suspects is currently going on and will all be charged to court on completion of investigation accordingly.

KADUNA: Pastor arrested for faking own kidnap

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