Photos: Kidnapped Catholic Priest Rev Father Cyriacus Onunkwo Found Dead In Orlu Imo State

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Monday September 4, 2017 – Kidnapped Catholic Priest Rev Father Cyriacus Onunkwo Found Dead In Orlu Imo State

A catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Cyriacus Onunkwo who was kidnapped in Imo State has been killed by his abductors.

It was gathered that Onunkwo was snatched from his vehicle in Orlu town in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State on Friday morning by some gunmen.

Imo State Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, said on Sunday that the corpse of the priest has been recovered while confirming the incident.

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“The matter was properly reported to the police and we went into action. Less than twenty-four hours after, the Orlu Divisional Police Officer (DPO), reported the discovery of an abandoned corpse”, Ezike stated.

He added that 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 to the victim and made a demand”, Ezike opined.

The Commissioner of Police said that though nobody has been arrested in connection with the crime, the abduction and killing of the priest is being investigated.

[The News]

13 thoughts on “Photos: Kidnapped Catholic Priest Rev Father Cyriacus Onunkwo Found Dead In Orlu Imo State

  1. He is our priest in st.charlse catholic church olodi apapa lagos.he travelled home to bury his father and now he is dead..Rev.fr Chijioke Onunkwo Cyriscus

  2. My belove Rev Ft and class mate at Bonus Pastor seminary. Very humble and gentle person
    .My his soul rest in bosom of the lord.Amen

  3. He was my priest at St. Charles Catholic Church, Olodi-Apapa, Lagos. We the parishioners miss you greatly father. May your soul rest in peace amen. *I will never let you go*…. was his favourite slogan.

  4. This country had gone Waco….how could One have the mind of killing a reverend father? If it is the car that they want, why not take car and leave him to go than killing him? I can’t believe that people can be cruel. I hope their case will not turn to Evans own. We have too many evil people let start slautering them one by one before the kill more innocent people. Kidnapping is a capital offence let us all abide by the constitution and execute it accordingly.

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