Pastor arrested for kidnapping Imo Catholic Priest
35-year-old pastor Izuchukwu Anoloba and others have been arrested by the police for kidnapping a Catholic priest, Fidelis Ekemgba in Imo state.
Parading the suspects and others, the state Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Hussaini, said that the suspects held the priest for over seven days and made to pay a ransom of N5 million to them.
CP Hussaini disclosed that the pastor was arrested in Lagos following intelligence gathering by men of the anti-kidnapping unit of the command.
He disclosed that the 45-year-old priest, in charge of St. Peters Catholic parish in Umunohu Amakaohia in the Ihitte/Uboma Local Government Area of the state, was double-crossed and whisked away by his abductors.
Speaking to Journalists, Anoloba, said that he got N1.5m from the ransom the priest paid them.
He said, “I am a pastor with Apostolic Church of Christ in Lagos. I got N1.5 million from the kidnap of the priest. I never knew I will be arrested. I regret my actions because I am now a disgrace to the body of Christ and my family.”