Enugu State Command of the Nigerian Police on Friday, 16th, August paraded the hoodlums suspected to be responsible for the murder of Rev. Fr. Paul Offu, the parish priest of St James Catholic Church, Ugboka, in Nkanu East LGA on the 1st of August and the Kidnap of the traditional ruler of Obum-Agbogwugwu, His Royal Highness, Igwe Sunday Orji and his wife, along Agbogwugwu-Ihe junction on the 4th of August, 2019.
The suspects, Ibrahim Adamu, 25 years from Taraba State and Idris Tobe 28 years (and three others still at large) were arrested by the command after the release of the traditional ruler and his wife.
Speaking to Journalist101, one of the suspects, Ibrahim Adamu said, he came to Enugu to learn the skill of cow rearing and from there, he joined the criminal gang. He confessed to be part of the gang responsible for the kidnap of the traditional ruler and his wife. He also confessed that one of his gang members arrested with him, Idris supplies them with food items.
Similarly, the police paraded the gang responsible for the murder of Rev. Fr. Clement Rapuluchukwu, the parish priest of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Obunofia Ndiuno in Ezeagu LGA on the 14th of March, 2019.
The suspects confessed to killing the cleric after pursuing him into a building he ran into for cover.
Before killing the Priest, they took him to the ATM, withdrew cash from his account and bought malt for him to drink before giving up the ghost as a result of the gunshots on his leg.
The Suspected Killers of Fr. Clement Rapuluchukwu
The suspects, Sunday Chibuko, 32 years, from Ezeagu LGA, Benjamin Osondu,28 years, from Udenu LGA and Wasiu Ajomale from Ogun State were arrested at Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states respectively. The 4th suspect, kelechi, from Oji-River is still at large.