ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Anambra State Police Command has denied claim of a Catholic Priest abducted along Afor junction, Nnobi road, Anambra State.
According to the state’s Police spokesperson, Ikenga Tochukwu, the news of the catholic priest kidnapped in Anambra is a pure example of a sensational reports.
The Police PRO added that the command’s operatives got information about an abandoned white Lexus jeep along Afor market junction, Nnobi road, which they took back to one of the police bases in the state.
However, the owner of the vehicle who came to the Police Station with proof of ownership, was identified and the vehicle was released to him.
He disclosed that the man who claimed to have been abducted by yet-to-be identified gunmen and was dispossessed of his personal belongings before his release, is reportedly not a Catholic Priest or a cleric.
The statement read: “The attention of Anambra State Police has been drawn to a news report saying a Catholic priest/clergyman was kidnapped in Anambra State along Afor junction, Nnobi road, is not true but a pure example of a sensational report.
“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, 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.”