The police in Ebonyi State have confirmed the rescue of a Catholic priest, Timothy Nwanja, abducted by gunmen in Okpokueze Nkomoro community, Imoho Development Centre, Ezza North Local Government Area of the State.
Also rescued was the cook to the priest who was abducted with her boss.
The priest escaped after his captors allegedly drank Holy Communion wine they stole from his house and slept off.
This is even as the police said that they arrested one of the suspected kidnappers.
Two of the kidnappers escaped but the police vowed to track them down.
According to sources, the cleric, who serves at St. Mary’s parish, was kidnapped by three gunmen at about 8:30 p.m. on Sunday night in his residence.
The police spokesperson in the state, Loveth Odah, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, who conformed the rescue, said that the police acting on tip-off, raided the criminals’ hideout.