One Pastor, Izuchukwu Anoloba, 35 has been arrested alongside others for kidnapping a Catholic priest, Fidelis Ekemgba.
The suspects held Ekemgba for over seven days and forced him to pay a N5m ransom.
Imo state Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Hussaini While parading the suspects, described them as a deadly gang explaining that the 45-year-old Catholic 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.
He said the suspects were arrested in Lagos following intelligence gathering by men of the anti-kidnapping unit of the command
The Pastor told press that he got N1.5m from the ransom the priest paid them.
“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.”