The claim that a Catholic priest was kidnapped near the Afor junction on the Nnobi road has been refuted by the Anambra State Police Command.
In a statement released on Wednesday, Anambra police spokesman Ikenga Tochukwu stated that the command’s operatives had received information about an abandoned white Lexus jeep along the Afor market intersection, which they had taken back to one of the state’s police bases.
“The owner of the jeep came to the station with proof of ownership, and the vehicle was released to him.
“The victim claimed to have been kidnapped by yet-to-be-identified men and was dispossessed of his personal belongings before his release.
“The man who claimed to have been abducted and dispossessed of his belongings before his released is reportedly not a Catholic priest or a cleric,” the statement read.
Tochukwu explained that the probe is still underway as the command wishes to state that the evidence acquired shows that the news that a Catholic priest was kidnapped in Anambra is simply an example of a sensational report.
“And further details shall be communicated,” he added.
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