Friday, September 9, 2016

Catholic Priest Kidnapped In Edo Regains Freedom

The Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Paul Irikefe, who was abducted by unknown gunmen along Benin bypass last Monday, has been released by his captors.

ThisDay checks revealed that the priest regained freedom on Wednesday night, though it could not be ascertained whether or not ransom was paid.

Father Irikefe, a lecturer with Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Major Seminary in Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo State, was kidnapped at Benin bye-pass in Edo State while on his way to attend the funeral of his colleague. It was further gathered that the traumatised priest has been reunited with the Bishop of Warri Diocese, Bishop John Okeoghene Afareha.