Anglican bishop kidnapped in Rivers

Posted by Tony John, Port Harcourt | 19 December 2018 | 1,548 times

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Unidentified gunmen have abducted Bishop of Anglican Church, Diocese of Ahoada,  Rt. Rev. Clement Ekpeye. 

Bishop Ekpeye was reportedly kidnapped at gunpoint, on Tuesday night, at the Bishop’s Court, along Odiemerenyi Road, in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Nnamdi Omoni, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), confirmed the abduction of the cleric to journalists.

Omoni disclosed that men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) had been deployed and mandated to ensure the rescue of the bishop.

In a related development, the Police Command’s spokesman has confirmed the arrest and detention of the police personnel, who shot a passenger of a commercial bus around Rumuji axis of East West Road, within Emohua Local Government Area of the state.

The personnel, who was on stop-and-search mission at Evekwu axis on the East-West Road,  with other colleagues, had shot at a passenger who was travelling on a popular passenger bus from Warri in Delta State to Port Harcourt.

Omoni said the policeman has been handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department, adding that Section 237 of Police Code, which boarders on how an officer should use firearm, would be evoked on the suspect.

He said the incident happened on December 11, adding that the victim has already been discharged from the hospital.

Excerpted from a Daily Sun report

Source: News Express

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