A pastor named Izuchukwu Anoloba has been arrested by Imo state police command for kidnapping a Catholic priest, Fidelis Ekemgba.
The State commissioner said the suspect and others involved held the priest hostage for over seven days and made him pay the sum of N5million as ransom.
The pastor was arrested in Lagos and he got N1.5million as his share.
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.”
The commissioner commended his men for an excellent job, the CP said that he would continue to make the state uncomfortable for criminals.
The victim Fidelis Ekemgba, 45, 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.