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Abducted Catholic Priest Gains Freedom

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Fr. Lawrence Adorolo‎ of the Catholic Parish Priest of St. Benedict Church, Auchi Diocese who was abducted along Auchi-Okene highway about 6pm last Wednesday while returning from Igarra in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area has regained his freedom.

The Catholic Priest who was driving in his Mercedes 350 ML, dressed in his white Cassock and accompanied by a Seminarian and a boy living with him when he was abducted was seen at about 10 pm on Saturday in a community five kilometers from Auchi, headquarters of Estako West Local Government Area.

When he was spotted, Fr. Adorolo‎ told people that he trekked for long hours from where his abductors dumped him after he was kidnapped while returning from Igarra in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area where he attended the ‘Month Mind’ of the oldest Priest in the Auchi Diocese, late Fr. Lawrence Balogun at St. John Apostolic Church, Igarra.

Fr. Peter Egielewa, a Priest in Auchi Diocese, said they were happy that Fr. Adorolo was released unhurt without payment of ransom.

DSP Moses Nkombe, the spokesman of the Edo State Police Command, who confirmed the release of the Catholic Priest revealed that the police are on the trail of the kidnappers who he said will be brought to book as soon as they are arrested.

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