I never knew I will be arrested – Pastor says after being arrested for kidnapping Catholic Priest in Imo

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.

 

Anoloba 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.”

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