Kidnappers Release Abducted Catholic Priest, Rev.Cyril Essien After Paying N350,000 Ransom In Rivers

at 11:13 AM, 12/12/2017 (1 year ago)
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Kidnappers have released an abducted Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Cyril Essien, after a N350,000 ransom was dropped at a designation point on Edgerton Street in Calabar, Cross River State.
 
It was gathered that Essien was abducted on Friday from a Catholic Church in Awi, in the Akamkpa Local Government Area of the state, by some gunmen. He was said to have been released on Sunday after the ransom was paid.
 
Speaking over the incident, an eyewitness, Okon Ayi on Monday said that Essien was kidnapped shortly after the church’s evening programme by five gunmen who stormed the premises and shot continuously.
 
“It was the sound of gunshots that drew my attention. I looked around and saw armed men. They took the priest away in a waiting vehicle,” he said.
 
A police source confirmed on Monday that the priest was released after the ransom was paid.

“He was released on Sunday after the kidnappers got the ransom. They dropped N350,000 in a particular spot on Edgerton Street in Calabar,” he said.
 
The state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Irene Ugbo, who confirmed the kidnap, said the priest had been released.
 
Ugbo said, “The priest was kidnapped in front of the church on Friday and was taken away by five armed. We immediately swung into action when information got to us.

“We dispatched our men who rescued the victim.”

 
The PPRO said he was not aware that any ransom was paid to secure the priest’s release.



gogoman at 11:46 AM, 12/12/2017 (1 year ago)
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na wa ooooo
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ruthie at 11:52 AM, 12/12/2017 (1 year ago)
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this kidnapping biz is thriving o! abi na why we no they hear from monkey010 again ? Grin Grin Grin
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Haso112 at 12:41 PM, 12/12/2017 (1 year ago)
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POLICE TOO LIKE LIE.. WHY? JUST WHY? THEY SAID 350,000 NAIRA WAS PAID FOR THE RELEASE OF THE PRIEST, MEANWHILE POLICE THEY CLAIM SAY NA DEM RESCUE AM AND THEY AIN'T AWARE OF THE RANSOM PAID... SMH
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Moriseye at 03:47 PM, 12/12/2017 (1 year ago)
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People do not fear God anymore. The seven Reverend Sisters kidnapped ecxatly a month ago in Benin are yet to be released.
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cypanyahucha at 05:16 PM, 12/12/2017 (1 year ago)
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Touch not my anointing and do my prophet no harm. This is the peak of disobedience to God.
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BournIdentity at 06:14 AM, 26/12/2017 (1 year ago)
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Roll Eyes                                                                        
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