Police arrest pastor in Imo over abduction of Catholic priest

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Police arrest pastor in Imo over abduction of Catholic priest

The police have arrested Izuchukwu Anoloba, a 35-year-old pastor, over the kidnap of a Catholic priest, Fidelis Ekemgba in Imo State.

Fidelis Ekemgba, 45, is the priest in charge of St. Peters Catholic Parish in Umunohu Amakaohia in the Ihitte/Uboma Local Government Area of the state.

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

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

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

The suspect begged for forgiveness saying,“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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