The Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Catholic Archdiocese, Most Rev. Chikwe Moses, has been freed unhurt.
Chikwe and his driver were kidnapped last Sunday and set free on Friday night.
It is being reported that Catholic faithful in the state underwent a series of prayers and fasting to facilitate their release.
Recall that the traditional rulers of Ikeduru local government area led by the chairman, HRH Eze Marcel Okwadikesinachi Egemonu, a few days ago took to the streets demanding for his (Bishop’s) immediate release.
The monarchs rained several curses on the captors of the prelate and poured libations at the ancestral junction (Amanwaozuzu) in registering their grievances.
Meanwhile, members of the Roman Catholic in the State and Imo people at large are in joyous mood when they received the news.
Chikwe Moses is the Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri Catholic Archdiocese and will soon be confirmed as the substantive Bishop of the province.