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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]



  1. jesuit onye

    September 3, 2017 at 11:53 PM


  2. Keep it real

    September 4, 2017 at 12:44 AM

    Fear of God is no more in any human! What really went wrong? Has this world went this BAD? #RIPFATHER

  3. Mathew Iyke

    September 4, 2017 at 6:29 AM

    RIP Rev father

    • Esezobor Perpetua

      September 4, 2017 at 8:49 AM


  4. jueffizzy

    September 4, 2017 at 10:19 AM

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

  5. Big Aunty Koks

    September 4, 2017 at 11:22 AM

    RIP Father.

  6. fifelomo

    September 4, 2017 at 1:57 PM

    Rip Rev Father.

  7. Victoria .N. Akpabio

    September 5, 2017 at 4:56 AM

    Padre may ur gen-2 soul rst in piss.

  8. kath

    September 5, 2017 at 3:19 PM

    Rest in peace Father.

  9. Pst Emma Ijeoma

    September 5, 2017 at 10:07 PM

    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

  10. Babyculby

    September 7, 2017 at 12:46 PM

    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.

  11. Jajalate

    September 11, 2017 at 8:21 AM

    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.

  12. Anthony

    October 15, 2017 at 7:46 PM

    father rip,God love u most please rev pray for those who kill u.

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