Living Faith accountant’s wife, child kidnapped


The Plateau State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of two family members of Mr Simon Akpams, the accountant of Living Faith Church in Rantya, Jos.

It was gathered that the duo were abducted at their gate at about 8 p.m. on Feb. 7.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Terna Tyopev, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the abduction was reported at the Rantya Police Division in Jos.

Tyopev said the kidnappers had demanded ransom but did not disclose the amount, adding that investigation had commenced into the incident.

However, Akpams told NAN that the kidnappers had demanded N10 million from him.

He said that he was abducted alongside his wife, Funmilayo and their three-year-old child at about 8 p.m. on February 7.

The accountant said the family members were kidnapped at the gate into their premises as they returned from the mid-week service of the church which usually lasted until after 7 p.m.

He said they were about opening the gate around the Federal Low Cost Housing Estate in Rantya when the kidnappers seized them.

Akpams said that the kidnappers changed their mind about taking him with them and dropped him off to source the ransom money.

He said that the abductors had been calling him on phone to collect the ransom but that he had nothing to give.


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