Suspected killers of Imo Catholic priest has been arrested by the Police
Suspected killers of Rev. Fr. Jude Egbom of St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Amucha, in the Njaba Local Government Area of the state, have been arrested by Operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command.
Rev. Fr. Jude Egbom was shot dead on Monday on Nkwerre-Anara Road, while his vehicle was stolen.
The state Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi, who decried the killing of the cleric, noted that the victim’s vehicle and travelling bag had been recovered
The suspects – Chigozie Uzoukwu, 33; and Peter Ochokwu, 21 – were arrested on September 11 in Nkwerre LGA, Imo State
The state Commissioner of Police, Dasuki said, “On September 11 at Owerri Nkwoji, in the Nkwerre LGA, Imo State, F-SARS operatives, led by CSP Godfrey Victor, acting on a tip-off arrested two suspects in connection with the murder of Rev. Fr. Jude Egbom.
“The suspects are one Peter Ochokwu, 21, of Umuibu, in Owerre Nkworji, Nkwerre LGA and Chigozie Uzoukwu ,33, of same address.
“A black Toyota Corolla, with number plate, FKJ 984 EV, belonging to the hoodlums who robbed and murdered the cleric was recovered.
“Interestingly, one of the shoes of the reverend father was found in the abandoned car. The second leg of the shoe was found in the Toyota Corolla of the suspects.
“Some of the property in the suspect’s car were found with the one of the suspects in his house.”
Commissioner of Police, Dasuki the priest had gone to shave before he was murdered, had also been arrested for questioning.
He said the suspects collected N5m ransom, shot the victim’s police orderly and collected his AK-47 rifle which they had been using to terrorise people in the state.