Police confirm release of Catholic priest, Fr. Madu 72-hours after he was abducted

The Police Command in Enugu State has confirmed the release of Rev. Fr. Arinze Madu, the Vice-Rector, Queen of Apostles Spiritual Year Seminary, Imezi-Owa in Ezeagu Local Government Area.

Madu was abducted on Monday, October 28th at about 5:30 p.m. at the gate of the seminary by unknown persons.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the priest’s release in Enugu saying: “Yes, he has been released unhurt. However, we are still trailing his abductors. We are also working on something concerning tracking down the perpetrators of this dastardly act.’’  

Also, the Catholic Diocese of Enugu on its official Facebook page confirmed the release of the priest, stating that: “Father Madu, the kidnapped priest of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu has been released.” It added that Madu “was released this (Wednesday) afternoon from the kidnapper’s den’’.


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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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