The son of Nasarawa state Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Archbishop Joseph Masin, bishop Miracle disclosed that the family sold three cars to raise the ransom for the release of their father .
The CAN Chairman was kidnapped on May 28, by unknown gunmen in Nasarawa state.
In an interview with Punch newspaper, first son of Archbishop said he sold about three cars belonging to him, his wife and his father before he could raise the ransom to secure his father’s release.
He noted that they also got contributions from some individuals to secure the release of his father who was abducted at his residence in Bukan-Sidi, Lafia Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
He said, “Millions of naira was paid but we are not ready to disclose it now. The pressure was so much but we thank God for everything. The negotiations began from the day he was kidnapped till he was released on Saturday, May 30 around 11.45pm. He got home on Sunday around 4am.
“My father didn’t even know where he was until he met some people, who were running away from him until one of them was bold to come close and ask him what happened. They later took him to a place where we met him in.
“For those days, my father couldn’t eat. They were bringing food but he couldn’t eat because he was not sure of what was in the food and he didn’t trust them.
“They released him along Eggon but the ransom was actually paid in Obi.”