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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Priest Escapes After Kidnappers ‘Drank His Wine And Slept Off’ In Ebonyi State

Priest Escapes After Kidnappers ‘Drank His Wine And Slept Off’ In Ebonyi State

Rev. Father Timothy Nwanja, abducted by gunmen in Okpokueze Nkomoro, Ebonyi State, has escaped after his captors allegedly drank Holy Communion wine they stole from his house and slept off.

Also rescued was the cook to the priest who was abducted with her boss. This is even as the police said that they arrested one of the suspected kidnappers. Two of the kidnappers escaped but the police vowed to track them down.

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According to sources, the cleric, who serves at St. Mary’s parish, was kidnapped by three gunmen at about 8:30 p.m. on Sunday night in his residence. The police spokesperson in the state, Loveth Odah, said that the police acting on tip-off, raided the criminals’ hideout.

She narrated that the kidnappers sneaked into the priest’s room on Sunday while he was having his dinner and took him and his cook away.

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Mrs. Odah disclosed that the cleric had jumped out through the window of the uncompleted building where he was taken to after his three captors took Holy Communion wine and slept off.

She said that the criminals had planned to request the sum a N100 million ransom from the Bishop of Abakaliki Diocese in the morning before they ran out of luck.

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