Mr Reginald Ejiogu, the Chief Priest of Ala Owerri in the Owerri Municipal Council, was kidnapped by hoodlums on Saturday morning.
The incident occurred on Church Christ Road near Ihugba Street in Owerri, according to Vanguard.
He was kidnapped along with a village chairman from Umunwagbara in Owerri Municipal Council, according to reports.
When Vanguard contacted Micheal Abattam, the Imo Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, he stated he needed time to corroborate the story.
However, stress has descended on the Owerri municipal council, with locals scrambling for information on the next course of action.