A suspected kidnapper, Christopher Yaro, who allegedly participated in the abduction of two Rev Fathers for ransom in Pankshin, Plateau State, on February 1, 2024 have been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command.
According to The PUNCH, the spokesperson for the command, Omolola Odutola said the suspect was nabbed on Monday by police operatives in the Ago-Iwoye area of the state.
Odutola explained that one of the suspects and also a member of the church, Yaro, claimed that he fled Pankshin over fear that members of the community might attack him after they discovered that he was involved in the abduction of the two priests.
She said, “At about 4:25pm on Monday, we received intelligence that a kidnapping suspect, Christopher Yaro, had escaped to Ijebu-Ode after he was alleged to have conspired with another member of the church and five other men to kidnap the two Rev. Fathers in the Pankshin area of Plateau State.
“The suspects were with four K.2 rifles when they carried out the crime. Yaro has been arrested. Further information will be made available to the public as soon as the investigation is completed.”
Two Catholic priests, Father Kenneth Kanwa and Father Jude Nwachukwu, were reportedly abducted from St. Vincent de Paul Fier Parish in the Diocese of Pankshin in Plateau State.