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Police arrest suspected kidnapper of RCCG pastor

By Agosi Tina Todo, Calabar
17 November 2021   |   1:59 am
The Cross River State Police Command, yesterday, arrested one of the kidnappers of the pastor of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Uyo.

The Cross River State Police Command, yesterday, arrested one of the kidnappers of the pastor of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Uyo.

It was gathered that the suspect engaged the police in a gun battle, but was over powered, and arrested with bullet wounds on his ankle, while some of the gang members, who were with him, fled.

Pastor Sunday Adeniran and a female teacher in the Sunday School were kidnapped on Saturday in Calabar.

The suspect, Felix Essien, a 26-year-old, was one of the 30-man gang, who have been terrorising residents in Calabar, specifically 8 miles area.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Irene Ugbo, said the suspect was arrested by the AKCS at about 4:30 a.m. based of credible intelligence.

She said: “The suspect belongs to a 30- man gang that has been terrorising residents of 8 miles. We arrested him in the early hours of today (Tuesday), while we are on the trail of others involved in the kidnap of Pastor Sunday Adeniran and the teacher.

“He also revealed that they abducted one Ogwa Samuel Godwin on September 29, 2021 at Intergro 8 miles.

“We commend the efforts of SP Alhameed Awodi , the Commander of the anti-kidnapping and cultism squad for their apt response, which is yielding result everyday.”