Police in Abia have arrested one 28-year-old Tochukwu Raphael Godwin in connection with the kidnap of Rev. Fr. Godfrey Mark of St.Theresa Catholic Church Umuahia, Abia state. ABN TV reports.
Briefing newsmen in Umuahia, Commissioner of Police Abia command, CP Janet Agbede said the clergy was kidnapped on 13 October, 2021 at about, 0700hrs in front of his residence at Olokoro while returning from a morning Mass he conducted at Afara.
The Rev. Father she said was eventually released on 22 October2021.
On how the suspect was nabbed, she said, “On 10 November, 2021 at about 0445hrs, the personnel of RRS in Aba recovered a GSM phone used in demanding for ransom from relatives from Tochukwu Raphael Godwin m of Umudu Osisooma Ngwa.
“He was subsequently arrested with a phone. Investigation is in progress.”