The Anambra State Police Command has debunked the claim of a Catholic priest being abducted along Afor junction, Nnobi road.

Anambra police spokesman Ikenga Tochukwu, in a statement on Wednesday, said the command’s operatives received information on an abandoned white Lexus jeep along Afor market junction, which they took back to one of the police bases in the state.

“The owner of the jeep came to the station with proof of ownership, and the vehicle was released to him.


“The victim claimed to have been kidnapped by yet-to-be-identified men and was dispossessed of his personal belongings before his release.

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“The man who claimed to have been abducted and dispossessed of his belongings before his released is reportedly not a Catholic priest or a cleric,” the statement read.

Describing the viral news that a Catholic priest was kidnapped in Anambra as a pure example of a sensational report, Tochukwu explained that investigation is still ongoing as the command wishes to state that the information gathered shows that he is not a priest.

“And further details shall be communicated,” he added.