Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
Freed Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Dr Sam Uche, on Tuesday, confirmed that the people who abducted him, a bishop of the church and his Chaplain, collected N100 million as ransom before they could secure their freedom.
Stonix News reports that the Prelate was kidnapped alongside the Bishop of Owerri Diocese and his chaplain last Sunday on their way from a church programme in Okigwe, Imo State to Isuochi in Umu Nneochi Local Government Area of Abia State.
They were, however, released on Monday after spending 24 hours with their abductors.
The cleric said the church paid the N100 million to the abductors, adding that the money was arranged in five sacks of N20 million in each.
While recounting his experience at a a press conference at the Hoare’s Memorial Methodist Church, Yaba, in Lagos on Tuesday, he added that neither the federal, state governments nor even the security operatives made efforts to secure his release.