Kidnapped CAN chairman regains freedom

The chairman, chapter of the Nasarawa State Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Joseph Masin, who was abducted by gunmen in Lafia on Thursday, has regained his freedom.

Bola Longe, the state’s police commissioner (CP), announced the CAN chairman ‘s release to journalists in Lafia on Sunday.

Mr Longe said that, in connection with the kidnapping, four suspects were arrested and that investigation was underway to apprehend all those involved.

However, he denied knowledge of any ransom being paid to secure the CAN chairman’s release.

The police commissioner added that as soon as the investigation was completed all offenders would be brought to trial for prosecution.

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Corroborating the announcement, CAN Chairman ‘s son Sam Joseph told reporters that his father recovered his freedom at about 11:45 p.m. On Saturday around the village of Lizhi in Nasarawa-Eggon Local state government district.

Nevertheless, he said the bishop arrived at his Bukan-sidi residence in Lafia at about 2:00 a.m. on Sunday and had been taken to an unidentified hospital for medical examination.

The State CAN Chairman, who is also the Bishop and General-Overseer of World of God Worldwide Gospel City, was abducted on May 28 by gunmen from his residence in Lafia and taken on a motorcycle revealed by a family source. The kidnappers later contacted the family and requested a ransom of N20 million for his release.

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