Police Arrest Suspected Kidnappers of Owerri Catholic Bishop

Written by on January 2, 2021

Imo State Police Command says  it has arrested some persons connected to the kidnap of the auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Archdiocese, Moses Chikwe.

Imo state Police Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed this to journalists in Owerri.

He mentioned that among the victims rescued were Bishop Chikwe’s driver and one Chioma Stephanie Ekwedike, a female, who was kidnapped in front of her residence, at Imo Housing Estate Umuguma, Owerri West local government.

The police further said that the bishop and others were rescued from a thick forest, between Awara in the Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State and Omuku creeks in Rivers state, led by the anti-kidnapping unit.

They noted that during the rescue operation, some of the kidnap gang members fled and that effort had been intensified by the command to arrest them.

 


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