Imo: Gunmen free Imo Anglican Bishop’s wife at ransom
Wife of the Anglican Bishop of Ikeduru Diocese in Imo State, Mrs. Añuri Maduwuike reported to have been kidnapped by gunmen has been released by her abductors.
Her release was brokered after an alleged undisclosed ransom was paid.
The Bishop ’s wife was reported to have been ambushed and kidnapped last Friday at Ekemele on her way home from Owerri.
He assailants released her last Sunday.
According to Punch report, a source in the church who does not want his name in print told our correspondent on Monday that the kidnappers had earlier demanded N 8m ransom .
The source said “To the glory of God , our bishop ’s wife has been released . She was released on Sunday. Her kidnappers had initially demanded an N 8m ransom .”
“God answered our prayer and she was released unhurt . She has been reunited with her family. It was not a happy moment for the Church of God . The diocese was in a sad mood until she was released .”
Our correspondent gathered that the bishop , Emmanuel Maduwuike , had a week before the abduction of his wife unveiled one of his books .
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state , Orlando Ikeokwu , could not be reached for comment but a police source who pleaded anonymity confirmed the development .