Thursday, 7 September 2017

[PHOTOS] Police arrest killers of Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Cyriacus Onunkwo [Updated]

Six persons have been arrested in connection with the death of Catholic Priest, Rev Fr Cyriacus Onunkwo of Orlu diocese.

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, confirmed the arrest of the suspects while speaking at the Government House in Owerri.
Onunkwo was kidnapped by gunmen, last week Friday, from his vehicle in Orlu town, Orlu Local Government Area.



His body, according to the Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Chris Ezike, was discovered the following day in a bush in Omuma Village, Oru East Local Government Area.

“The suspects are already making reasonable confession that can help police in further investigations,” he said.

One of the suspects told newsmen that Onunkwo was killed in error.

He claimed that the gang only kidnapped the priest for ransom but later discovered that he died while on transit to their hideout.

“When we kidnapped the priest, we used cello tape to seal his mouth, unknown to us, his nose was also sealed,” he said.

“When we discovered that he could no longer talk, we unsealed his mouth and found out that he has died.”

Another suspect, Onyema Cyril, said that when they discovered that their victim was a priest he opted for his release, but the police officer who was among them threatened to shoot them if they released him.

Below are the names of the killers and their respective states:

1. Izuchukwu Okafor, 28, Gang Leader, Anambra State.

2. Onyema Cyril, 29, Onuimo LGA, Imo State.

3. Emmanuel Ozuigbo, Enugu State.

4. Victor Ikechukwu, 33, Obowo LGA, Imo State

5. Ifechukwu Nwosu, 28, Anambra State.

6. Jude Madu, A Police Corporal, Mbaise.


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