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The Imo State Police Command has arrested suspected killers of a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Cyriacus Onunkwo.

The Imo State Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike has explained how officers of the state police command arrested six suspects in connection to the gruesome murder of Rev. Fr. Cyriacus Onunkwo – a Priest of the Orlu Catholic Diocese.
According to the CP, “The investigating team using forensic technology and backed up by hard work, commitment, passion and hunger for success arrested ex-corporal Jude Madu who was found in possession of late Rev Fr Onunkwo’s Infinix telephone handset.”
“The ex-corporal was a member of the armed robbery/kidnapping syndicate and took part in the operation. He holds a National Diploma from Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, and was arrested on September 5, at control post in Owerri in possession of the deceased’s phone. He has confessed to the crime”, CP Ezike said.
Other suspects are: Izuchukwu Okafor, 28, from Ukwukwa in Azia in Anambra state; Cyril Onyema, 29, from Okwelle in Imo state; Emmanuel Ozuigbo, 29, Ezeagu in Enugu state; Victor Ikechukwu, 33, from Obowo in Imo state; and Ifechukwu Nwosu, 28, a native of Azia in Ihiala Local Government Area.
Recall that Rev. Fr. Onunkwo was kidnapped and murdered by the hoodlums in Orlu.
The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris had on the heels of his death, ordered the Imo State Police to find and arrest the murderers.
Governor Rochas Okorocha had while addressing newsmen on Wednesday at the Government House in Owerri, assured residents that the government was working hard to ensure the security of lives and property.

OKOROCHA VISITS FAMILY OF SLAIN CLERIC -assures the culprits will be arrested-

His Excellency Rochas Okorocha earlier today sent a high powered delegation comprising Prof. Jerome Okonkwo and Engr. Emma Ojinere, Advisers on Culture & Small Scale Industries respectively on a condolence with the Bishop of Orlu Catholic Diocese, Bishop Augustine Ukwuoma and the family of late Rev. Fr. Cyriacus Onunkwo who returned from overseas to bury his father but was kidnapped and murdered by unknown gun recently.

Recall,the Governor in a press release signed by the Chief Press Secretary,Sam Onwuemedo directed the state commissioner of police to fish out the culprits immediately.
The news of the slain cleric went viral following police report of a dead body recovered @Omuma from the bush after he was previously abducted in Orlu.Owelle has described the death of Father Onunkwo as unfortunate insisting that government will do all to to bring those behind his death to book.

The delegation returned to Government House and were seen debriefing the Chief Of Staff,Ugwumba Uche Nwosu moments ago.

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