The Police Command in Enugu State has rescued an abducted Catholic priest Rev. Fr. Paulinus Udewangu of St. Marks Catholic Church, Nsude who was kidnapped on July 4 during his routine jogging exercise.
The Command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, in a statement on Tuesday, said the Catholic priest has now been released unhurt.
Amaraizu said “Father Udewangu of St. Marks Catholic Church, Nsude was left off the hook of the abductors enclave located within Udi-Ozalla Forest axis of the state on July 7 following intensive pressure and search mounted by the operatives of the command.
“The intensive pressure and search mounted by the operatives forced his abductors who were earlier demanding for N100 million to abandon him just as police operatives acting on intelligence information were closing up on them,’’ he said.
Amaraizu stated that a full scale investigation had commenced into the incident, adding that one person had been nabbed in connection with the kidnap.
The spokesman noted that the suspect had been helping police operatives in their investigations.