The Delta Commissioner of Police (CP), Muhammad Mustafa, has confirmed the abduction of a Catholic priest, Emmanuel Obadjere, alongside three others in Delta State
The police boss gave the confirmation on Wednesday when reporters contacted him on his cell phone in Warri.
According to him, the police are working hard to rescue the victims, adding that a suspect had been arrested in connection with the crime within the area where the incident happened.
The victims were alleged to have been kidnapped on Tuesday on their way to Ekpoma in Edo.
“The kidnappers have started calling, but you know, we do not encourage paying ransom.
”We will definitely ensure that they are released. One suspect has been arrested within the area of the incident,” the CP said.
A reliable source said the the priest was in charge of St. Williams Catholic Church, Orerokpe, the administrative headquarters of Okpe Local Government area of Delta.
The source added that the kidnappers had established contact with the Catholic Church, including the family members of the victims. (NAN)
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