Ebonyi: Gunmen Stole My Wife’s Car ,other Valuables -Bishop
By Chibueze Victor, Abakaliki
Suspected gang of armed robbers and kidnappers snatched Bishop Ernest Anayo Ilo’s wife blue Highlander Jeep with plate number ,BKL 77 AA and other valuable property including an undisclosed amount of money on Friday around 5pm.
Bishop Iro who revealed this while testifying how God saved his wife,Mrs. Evert from the hands of the unknown criminals whom he said were interested in abducting his wife but through God’s intervention they later ended up in snatching her jeep and carted away their worthwhile property with undisclosed amount of money in his residential compound.
According to the Bishop, the unknown hoodlums have no other intention but to kidnap his wife to disorganise his 60th birthday party, and his 33 years of his Bishopric anniversary held on this Saturday at Riches of Grace Bible Church, Abakaliki, the State capital.
Dr. Ilo further narrated that the suspected criminals stopped his wife on the road leading to his residential Compound, Okwase Nkaliki in Abakaliki council area, where the armed bandits collected her vehicle with her handsets, and asked her to give them her ATM or else she should join them in her snatched vehicle on gunpoints to drive to unknown destination.
Bishop Ilo also explained that his wife was initially thinking that the bandits were joking, “and that’s why she even told them while they were threatening her with guns, she even called their guns toys. But as God may have it, they snatched the jeep from her and ordered for her ATM if not available, she has to join them to their undisclosed quarters.
“But she persuaded that they should rather talk what they needed. She then told them if they needed money, they should better have followed her to our house. The suspected kidnappers came to my house with her, ransacked the house and took all the money in my house, carted away valuable property and drove out with the higher lander Jeep.
“I am very happy to God because if not His intervention, it would have been the worst for them to whisk my wife.”
The clergyman also inform us that the armed bandits were reported went to Democracy Estate in the state and snatched another high lander, have also driven to unknown destination.”
However, the Bishop said he has reported the incident to police, using the medium to appreciate all his guests and well wishers who honoured his birthday anniversary, attributing his wife’s escape from the alleged attempted kidnapping to God’s intervention.
He charged believers of God to always thank God in every trial and temptation, assuring them of God intervention at last normally brings shame to devil.
On phone call, DSP Loveth Odah, the state Police Spokesperson responded to our correspondent, saying the report has not yet reached her office but however, hinted that if the complainant has made entry, the matter might still be on investigation by the security agents when filing this report.
Nevertheless, Hon. Franca Okpo, has appreciated Dr. Ilo for his achievements within his age, describing him as a great and faithful father in the God’s vineyard, wishing him many more prosperous years ahead.
Therefore, the state Chairman, Christians Association of Nigeria, Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Abraham Chukwuma Nwali, ably represented by his Secretary, Rev. Dr. Donatus NJOKU lauded the Bishop for his achievements within the range of the year he began his pastoral works; advising him to keep his services in the God’s vineyard more prosperous as he wished him heavenly abundant of blessings and grace to soar in his calling here on earth, decreed that nothing the works of wicked ones would do the clergyman.