No ransom paid for kidnapped Rivers bishop’s release – Police


The Rivers State Police Command said on Sunday that no ransom was paid for the release of the Anglican Bishop of Ahoada, Rt. Rev. Clement Ekpeye.

Ekpeye, who was kidnapped by unknown gunmen on December 18, regained his freedom on Friday morning.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, who spoke with Southern City News, said no money was paid to the kidnappers, adding that the pressure mounted by the command forced the abductors to free their victim.

Omoni explained that though the cleric was in good health when he was rescued, he had to be taken to the hospital for proper check-up and treatment, adding that Ekpeye might have suffered psychological trauma while in the kidnappers’ den.