The Imo State Police Command has
confirmed the reported kidnap and
murder of a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr.
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.