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Police arrested killer of Catholic Priest and this happened…

The Imo state police command said it arrested two suspects allegedly involved in the killing of Reverend Jude Egbom, a priest of the Catholic Church in Orlu Diocese.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Dasuki Galadanchi, paraded the suspects in Owerri, the state capital, on Thursday. He identified them as Chigozie Uzoukwu and Peter Boniface.
Also, Galadanchi paraded two other suspects who allegedly stole a corpse from O-Jesus Mortuary, Akabo and demanded N5 million ransom.
Until his death, Egbom was the parish priest of St Patrick Catholic Church, Amucha in Njaba local government area (LGA) of the state.
On September 10, suspected hoodlums had killed the priest at a salon in Nkwere local government council where he was cutting his hair.
The CP who decried the killing of the cleric said that no murderer will go unpunished.
Worried by the gruesome killing of the priest, Galadanchi disclosed that he activated the Tactical Units of the command to nab the fleeing criminals.
He stated that the efforts of the command paid off with the arrest of the two suspects, recovery of the priest’s vehicle and bag.
The police boss informed that one of the suspects, Ochokwu, was an ex-convict who had spent one year in Owerri prison for alleged involvement in an armed robbery case.
Galadanchi further explained that the suspects who allegedly stole a corpse from the mortuary were arrested at a forest in Mbaitoli LGA on September 12, after keeping the corpse for many days.
The names of the suspects were given as Chukwudi Chukwu and Bethel Ibe.
In their separate reactions, Bethel Ibe, a commercial bus driver, said he was lured into kidnapping by his friends.
He said they decided to steal the corpse to raise money for what he called a mega business.
His co-suspect, Chukwudi Chukwu, said he was an ex-mortuary attendant and was sacked by management of O-Jesus mortuary.
He said based on his experience in mortuary business, he was able to steal the corpse.

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