Police arrest suspected killers of Imo Catholic priest

Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad

The federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad arrest suspected killers of imo catholic priest

The operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State police command have arrested the suspected killers of Rev Fr.Jude Egbom of St Patrick’s Catholic church, Amucha, in the Njaba Local Government Area of the state.


Egbom was on Monday night along Nkwerre-Anara Road shot dead and his vehicle stolen.

Parading the suspects, Chigozie Uzoukwu, 33, and Peter Ochokwu, 21, on Thursday the state Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi, said that the suspects were nabbed in Nkwerre on September 11.

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The CP who decried the killing of the cleric said that no murderer goes 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 traveling bag.


The federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad 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.

It was earlier reported that  tragedy struck in Nkwerre, in the Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State on Monday after some gunmen killed a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Jude Egbuom, and made away with his vehicle.

The Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad reports that the gunmen were also said to have killed a youth who had yet to be identified.

The man was reportedly with the priest in his vehicle when the hoodlums struck.

A native of the community told our correspondent on Tuesday that the priest was until his death the priest in charge of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Amucha, in the Njaba LGA of the state.

It was gathered that he hailed from Umuwala, a village in Nkwerre community.

Our correspondent learnt that the priest was attacked around 8pm on his way to a barber’s on Anara-Nkwerre Road in Nkwerre town.

He was said to have resisted handing over his car key to the hoodlums.

The cleric was reportedly shot along with the other victim in his vehicle, while the criminals fled.


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