Delta Anglican Priest regains freedom from abductors, hospitalized

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Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

The Anglican Priest at OKo Agbele in Oshimili South LGA of Delta State, Revd. Anthony Oyi who was kidnapped by suspected Fulani herdsmen while working in his farm at Issele-Mkpitime in Aniocha North LGA has regained freedom from his abductors.

Information reaching us confirmed that he was released at about 6pm after the payment of N600,000 by his elder brother who also took him away from where he was left wounded on Sunday

The source further revealed that as a result of the matchetes cuts, he was weak and had to be rushed to hospital for urgent medical attention.

The Police PRO confirmed he was released at about 6pm local time.

The PPRO, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya said she could not confirm if ransom was paid, but that efforts were still being made by the police to arrest the fleeing suspects.

Revd. Oyi was kidnapped alongside his wife and children while in his farm working, yesterday morning at Issele-Mkpitime.

The kidnappers, however at a second thought, left the wife and children to go look for ransom to release their father whom they took away.