Imo-A Catholic Priest Abducted And Murdered 

The Imo State Police Command has

confirmed the reported kidnap and

murder of a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr.

Cyriacus Onunkwo.

Confirming the ugly incident in a

telephone chat with Vanguard, the

Commissioner of Police, CP, Mr.

Chris Ezike, said the priest’s corpse

has been retrieved.

“The matter was properly reported to

the police and we went into action.

Less than 24 hours after, the Orsu

Divisional Police Officer, DPO,

reported the discovery of an

abandoned corpse in its area of

jurisdiction”, Ezike said.

According to the Imo C.P,

priests of Orlu Catholic Diocese were

called in immediately and they

identified the corpse as their priest.

“Although we are working on all

leads over the matter. For now, it is a

clear case of abduction and murder.

If it was a case of kidnapping, his

captives would have put a call across

to anybody close their victim and

made a demand”, Ezike said.

Answering a question, the CP said

that “although nobody has been

arrested in connection with the crime, we are investigating it”.             The priest who hails from Osina was said to have been abducted at banana junction Amaifike,Orlu and his body later found in Our east.. May His Soul Find Eternal Peace.


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