News - South East - Anambra Updated: April 26, 2023

Police Say Anambra Kidnap Victim Not A Catholic Priest

By Jude Ikpechukwu
April 26, 2023
Ikenga Toochukwu, Anambra Police Public Relations Officer

Anambra State Police Command has clarified that the individual reported to have been kidnapped along Nnobi road is not a Catholic priest.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu in a statement on Tuesday night said the victim approached the Police after he was released by his abductors.

He said that information gathered from the victim after he was released by his captors shows that he is not a clergyman or a priest.

Part of the statement reads: "To set the record straight, the command operatives got information about an abandoned white Lexus jeep with Reg. nos. GDD 882 PW by 8:30 pm on 24/4/2023 along Afor market junction, Nnobi road. 

"The officers got to the scene and recovered the vehicle as they approached the police base, the owner of the vehicle came to the police station with proof of ownership, was identified and the vehicle was released to him. 


"The victim claimed to have been abducted by yet unidentified men and was dispossessed of his personal belongings before his release.

"Meanwhile, the investigation into the debriefings of the victim by operatives is still ongoing as the command wishes to state categorically that information gathered so far shows that he is not a clergyman or a priest. Further details shall be communicated."

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