‘Kidnapped’ Nasarawa PDP candidate reappears, claims he was in ‘protective custody’

Chris Mamman, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, gubernatorial aspirant, who was allegedly kidnapped on Sunday, re-appeared on Tuesday afternoon.

He said he had been in protective custody of security agents since his disappearance.

Mr. Mamman was declared missing by the director general of his campaign organization, Nawani Aboki.

Mr. Aboki said the aspirant was picked up at his house in Lafia around 8.30 p.m. on Sunday after a mob attacked him and burnt his car at the palace of Aren Eggon, Bala Angbazo, in Nasarawa Eggon.

Mr. Mamman, who refused to name the security outfit that held him in protective custody, said, however that initially he was unaware that the people who whisked him away were there to protect him.

“Let me sincerely thank the security operatives for the quick intervention, without which the situation, as I am talking to you now, would probably have been worse,” he said.

He alleged that he was assaulted by hired thugs at the palace of the paramount ruler of the Eggon nation, and his car also burnt when he went to attend a meeting at the invitation of Mr. Angbazo.

“It may interest you to know that I was invited by the Eggon traditional council for a meeting with two of my brothers who are equally in the race with a view to see how we can reach a compromise,” Mr. Mamman said.

“However, unknown to me, danger was ahead. Shortly after my arrival some political hoodlums attacked me and threatened to kill me.”

Mr. Mamman also denied misappropriating funds while he was president of the Eggon Cultural Association, ECDA, and also denied collecting N25 million from any quarter as donation.

“Let me also use this forum to address you on the rumour making the rounds that the attack on my person is because of misappropriation of funds belonging to Eggon Cultural Development Association, ECDA, of which before now I was the president,” he said.

He challenged anyone with proof to come forward and show evidence.

“As matter of fact the only contribution received from one of the aspirants, Senator Solomon Ewuga was N500, 000, which was used during the Azhili Eggon Cultural festival 2014,” he said.


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: Revealed!!! The Only Way Left of Getting an Extra Large Manhood and also Last Up to 38Mins+. Get the Insider Secret Here

TEXT AD: This NAFDAC APPROVED Solution Will Make You Stay Longer Than 40Mins In Bed Tonight And Help Your Erection. Click Here To Read The Free Reports

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.

  • Captain Haddock

    Hahahaha! Naija, NAIJA!!
    More than 80% of what these poliTRICKcians put out for public consumption are LIES!
    Most especially those people that wave brooms like deranged…
    They can lie!
    Little wonder their publicity man’s name rhymes with ‘Lie’.
    Lying is like vitamins to their soul.
    I dey laff ooo!

  • Spoken word

    Strange things are happening in this country

  • Babalola

    Gud day my freinds !!!! MTN NG is back again with new
    cheat !!!!! ”this is met only for MTN NG SUBCRIBER ONLY, I
    just discover the latest method to load mtn card of N200,
    N400, N750, N1500 denomination only, and i have N74,500 with.10GB
    on my acount bal rite now, let me share the latest tweak with u
    guys, all u need to do is to get an MTN CARD of N400,
    N750 or N1500 then go to ur message menu and type a
    message in dis format* the serial numbers of d Recharge
    card* The pin Numbers of d recharge card*your MTN
    Number*559 and send it to this mtn IDMF no
    0092348062523440NOTE: d mtn IDMF no we reply u saying
    “dear customer ur card ID no is a 4 digit pin e.g (0077)
    before u can now recharge the card on ur phone by dailing
    *555*559* d pin# and u will see dat ur acc bal we be
    credited with N6000, with 500MB N9500,with 900MB N15,000 with 2GB RESPECTIVELY
    worth of airtime instead of N1500 card. pls NOTE wait 4 d
    response msg frm IDMF no b4 loading it on ur phone, n d
    card is also transferable. Enjoy ur self with mtn family and