Today22 January, 2022

Pastor arrested by Police operatives for abducting Catholic Priest

Police officers attached to Imo State Command have arrested Izuchukwu Anoloba, a 35-year-old Pastor, over alleged kidnap of a Catholic priest, Fr Fidelis Ekemgba, in the State.

Anoloba, who confessed to the crime, said he got N1.5 million as his share from the kidnap.

While parading the suspects, the state Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Hussaini, said the priest was in captivity until a N5 million ransom was paid.

He disclosed that the priest, 45, in charge of St. Peters Catholic Parish in Umunohu Amakaohia in the Ihitte/Uboma Local Government Area of the state.

The suspect, who confessed to the crime, described himself as a disgrace ” to the body of Christ”.

He also begged for forgiveness.

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 would be arrested. I regret my actions because I am now a disgrace to the body of Christ and my family.”

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