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How we arrested killers of Imo Catholic Priest – CP

The suspects

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 Fr. Onunkwo’s death, ordered the 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.

Revealed: Charly Boy was hired to attack President Buhari, Gov. Okorocha 

Charles Oputa AKA Charly Boy, Convener of OurMumuDonDo Movement was hired by the enemies of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State to damage the reputation of the two men and their administrations.
This was contained in a statement issued by Governor Okorocha’s Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo.
According to the statement, Charly Boy was hired by Okorocha’s opponents in 2014 and premiered his attacks on the governor during the burial of his father, Justice Chukwudifu Oputa. The attack was after Charly Boy had received financial support from the government for the burial of the late jurist.
“Aside from the financial support extended to Charly Boy, Imo State government built the road to his late father’s house as well as a High Court Complex named after the jurist.
“But before the burial, Okorocha’s opponents told him that the former President had directed that he should not allow Governor Okorocha to talk at the burial service, not minding that protocol demanded that the governor should talk.
“Acting on the script given to him, Charly Boy snatched the microphone from a sitting governor, who came to honor his late father and who also gave money for the burial. He did that to satisfy Governor Okorocha’s opponents and see whether that could help them in the 2015 election.
“Till date, Charly Boy has not apologized to Governor Okorocha and has continued to attack the administration of the governor.”
The former President of Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria, the release further stated, was at the weekend in Owerri, where he insulted Governor Okorocha.
“He deceived some notable Human Rights people like Professor Chidi Odinkalu into coming to Owerri over the relocation of Ekeukwu Market without such innocent figures knowing he was recruited since 2014 against Governor Okorocha. He looks for every opportunity to malign the governor.
“Charly Boy was recruited this year by opponents of President Buhari, who wanted to exploit the illness of the President through the demand for his resignation by protests headlined OurMumuDonDo Movement.
Onwumeodo wondered if President Buhari was the first president to be ill for OurMumuDonDo Movement to demand his resignation.
“It is important to ask Charly Boy where he was for the 16 years the previous administrations mismanaged the fortunes of this country. And they have so greatly empowered him that today, he moves in lengthy convoy with not less than 15 assorted jeeps with an avalanche of security aides who look overfed.”
He contended that the controversial relocation of Ekeukwu Market in Owerri and the death of a 10-year old boy are unrelated events.
“The demolition was on Douglas Road and the boy died at Mbaise Road by Wetheral Road, and nobody has proved us wrong over this claim. We have also claimed that the boy must have died following the clash between some hoodlums and cultists, who clashed that day around the area the boy died while they were going to Ama-Hausa to loot after they had been prevented from looting around the relocated Ekeukwu Market.
He added that he expected that anybody interested in knowing how the boy died would have insisted on an independent autopsy outside what the government and the Police are already doing. The failure to demand an independent autopsy, he said, is because Okorocha’s opponents know the truth and are employing blackmail as a tool.
He maintained that all Okorocha is doing is in the overall interest of the state, adding that the people are happy with the governor.
He accused Lawrence Nwakaeti, Chairman, Owerri Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, with whom Charly Boy met, of ignoring the issues raised by some members of the association against him when he was running to be elected chairman.
“The information came that he is a member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra State where he comes from and may not see anything good in the governor and the Rescue Mission Government he presides over. And since he became Chairman, there is no week that passes without his attacking or abusing the government and the governor.”

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