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Archbishop’s ransom

25 April 2014

STEPHEN SIZER/GAFCON

Soon after release: Archbishop Kattey at the GAFCON conference in Nairobi, in October last year 

Soon after release: Archbishop Kattey at the GAFCON conference in Nairobi, in October last year 

A RANSOM of ten million Nigerian Naira - about £37,000 - was paid before the the Archbishop of Niger Delta, in Nigeria, the Most Revd Ignatius Kattey, was released, after he had been kidnapped last year, newspapers in Nigeria reported last week.

Archbishop Kattey was released more than a week after he was kidnapped by armed men, near his home in Port Harcourt (News, 20 September).

It was reported last Friday that the Rivers State Director of the State Security Service, Apok Nyam, had told a court that the sum had been paid to three men accused of the kidnapping.

The case has been referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions, and adjourned until September.

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