kidnapped Imo Catholic priest regains freedom
A Catholic Priest, Rev Fr. Prof. Marcel Izu-Onyeocha of the Mother Theresa of Golgotha in Owerri, Imo State capital, who was kidnapped on Sunday has been freed by his abductors.
Orlando Godson Ikeowku, the State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed his release to newsmen in Owerri on Monday.
According to him, the priest who was abducted by suspected herdsmen while returning to Imo from Enugu State, was freed in the early hours of Monday.
Orlando stated that the priest was released unhurt, however, it was unclear whether ransom was paid prior to the release.
Recall that the priest who is also a lecturer at the Imo State University was abducted on Sunday morning while driving from Enugu State in a Nissan SUV.
The state police command while earlier confirming the kidnap incident, stated that operatives were on top of the situation and would rescue the hostage and apprehend the culprits.