Methodist Prelate, Kanu-Uche, Others Regain Freedom


The Prelate of the Methodist Church, Nigeria, His Eminence, Samuel Kanu-Uche, and two other priests have been freed by their abductors.

Kidnapped on Sunday afternoon alongside two other clerics by suspected herdsmen on the Lokpa axis of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway way, the trio all regained their freedom Monday evening.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abia State Command, Geoffrey Ogbonna who confirmed the good news however said there were no details yet

Also confirming the clerics’ release is the Chairman of Umunneochi Local Government Area, Chief Ifeanyi Madu in a statement signed by the Council Secretary, Mr Peter Uba.

The statement said; “The Chairman joyfully wish to announce the release of His Eminence, Dr. SCK Uche JP, the Prelate of Methodist Church Nigeria, and his entourage from their abductors.”

“This was confirmed by the Lay President Methodist Church Nigeria, Sir Ifeanyi Okechukwu. The prelate is currently in a church giving praises to God. Details coming soon,” the statement concluded.

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