Suspected Kidnapper Of Catholic Priest In Abia Arrested 

Richard Ginika Izuora

The Abia State Police Command said it has arrested one Tochukwu Raphael Godwin, 28 years.

The young man is being held in connection with the kidnap of Rev. Fr. Godfrey Mark of St.Theresa Catholic Church Umuahia, Abia State.

The state Commissioner of Police, CP Janet Agbade, told the media in Umuahia on Monday, that Rev Father Mark was kidnapped on 13 October, 2021 at about, 0700hrs in front of his residence at Olokoro while returning from a morning Mass at Afara.

The Rev. Father was eventually released on 22 October2021.

He said, “On 10 November, 2021 at about 0445hrs, the personnel of RRS in Aba recovered a GSM phone used in demanding for ransom from relatives of Tochukwu Raphael Godwin of Umudu Osisioma Ngwa.

“He was subsequently arrested with a phone. Investigation is in progress.”

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