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Police Among Gang Members Who Kidnapped & Murdered Catholic Priest Onunkwo In Imo State

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September 7, 2017 – Police Among Notorious Gang Members Who Kidnapped & Murdered Catholic Priest Onunkwo In Imo State

Police in Imo state today paraded a policeman, Corporal Jude Madu and five others for the abduction and murder of a Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Cyriacus Onunkwo.

The cleric was abducted on September 1 by gunmen who operated in a Toyota Avalon car and whisked him to an unknown destination.

The Catholic priest was found dead the next day.

Other members of the notorious gang were – Izuchukwu Okafor (28), an indigene of Ukwukwa village in Anambra State, Onyema Cyril (29) from Okwelle in Onuimo local government area of Imo State, Emmanuel Ozuigbo (29) an indigene of Mgbagbuowa in Ezeagu local government area of Enugu State, Victor Ikechukwu Iroakanzi (33) from Umuagu in Obowo local government area of Imo State and Ifechukwu Nwosu (28) from Ihialla in Anambra State.

The gang was also responsible for the killing of a police officer at a new generation bank in Owerri about three months ago.

Parading the gang members alongside other suspects, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Ezike, said:

“I am delighted that the police command under my watch has made major breakthroughs in criminal investigation leading to the arrest of dare-devil suspected criminals, recovery of exhibits and dismantling of the various criminal gangs/cells.

“However, I am pained by the fact that some of the activities of these enemies of society have brought sadness, anxiety and general apprehension to Nigerians especially with the abduction and murder of Rev.Fr. Cyriacus Onunkwo of Umuotuasi village, Osina, in Ideato North local government area of Imo State on September 1 at Banana junction in Orlu, Imo State.”

[Daily Post]



  1. Keep it real

    September 7, 2017 at 10:59 PM

    Thanks to God and thanks to the police! The death of this catholic priest has brought an end to you idiots criminal activities.

  2. Lola O

    September 7, 2017 at 11:30 PM

    As the Bible says “touch not my anointed and do my Prophets no harm”. The day those evil doers touch a real man of God, they have met their Waterloo. There is always a black sheep somewhere. Look at the bastard police officer Jude Madu alias Judas, who was obviously frustrating the efforts of his colleagues to capture the gang by leaking information to them. Every day for the thief. Well done, Imo State Police force. We are so proud of you and commend you for this victorious breakthrough. Kudos. God bless and preserve you all (the good ones).

  3. fifelomo

    September 8, 2017 at 12:21 AM

    What more investigation do they need? An eye for an eye judgment will just be perfect.

  4. iron bar

    September 8, 2017 at 12:39 AM

    police is our greatest enemy,i can only hand pick good father and line them up for firing squad immediately

  5. Leah hunt

    September 8, 2017 at 1:20 AM

    Thank u lord. God will continue to expose them in Jesus name.

  6. uzoma

    September 8, 2017 at 3:05 PM

    These criminals deserve public execution. I say public because since a policeman is involved, they may accept bribe and let them “escape”.

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