POLICE CONFIRM ABDUCTION OF A CATHOLIC PRIEST IN ARAGBA, OVIRI-OKPE, DELTA STATE
The Delta Police Command has confirmed the abduction of Rev. Father Christopher Ogaga, a Catholic Priest in Aragba, Oviri-Okpe, Okpe Local Government Area of the State.
Briefing newsmen in Warri, the Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr Muhammad Mustafa said that operatives of the command had begun a search to ensure the safe release of the victim.
Meanwhile, a source said that Ogaga was allegedly kidnapped by gunmen around Arava-Oviri-Orere-Okpe Road on his way to Warri on Saturday.
The source, who pleaded anonymity, said the victim, who is also the Principal of St. Peters Clavers College, Aghalokpe, left Aghalopke, Sapele at about 9:00p.m.
The source said the kidnapped priest was going for the Sunday morning mass at the Parish Priest of Mother of Redeemer Catholic Church, Airport Junction, Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta.
The source, however, said that the kidnappers were demanding for a ransom of N15 million to secure the release of the cleric.