Catholic priest murdered 24hrs after kidnap


The remains of a Catholic priest in Imo State, Cyriacus Onunkwo, was on Saturday discovered 24 hours after his abduction by unknown gunmen.

The state Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, who disclosed this yesterday, said Onunkwo was murdered by his abductors.

The priest was said to have been abducted from his vehicle in Orlu, a town in the state, Friday morning.

Following a manhunt, a body was discovered in the bush in Omuma village in Orlu East Local Government Area in Imo State, the following day.

The commissioner said the corpse had been identified as that of the priest adding that investigations were ongoing to unveil Onunkwo’s killers.

There are speculations that the priest may have been strangled as his body had no gunshot or stab wounds, according to the police.

They also said his car was discovered intact, with nothing removed from it.

The police said they have not made any arrest in connection with the incident.


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