Suspected Killers Of Imo Catholic Priest Arrested

The suspects were paraded on Thursday at the police headquarters in Owerri, the Imo state capital (photo credit: Punch)

Police operatives in Imo state have arrested two suspects in connection with the killing of Rev Fr. Jude Egbom of St Patrick’s Catholic church, Amucha, in Njaba area of Imo state.

Concise News gathered that men of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State police command arrested the suspects.

It was learned that the assailants killed Egbuom on Monday and made away with his vehicle in Nkwerre area of the state.

The two suspects paraded by the commissioner of police on Thursday were 21-year-old Chigozie Uzoukwu and 33-year-old Peter Ochokwu.

The police chief Dasuki Galadanchi said that the suspects were nabbed in Nkwerre on 11 September.

He disclosed that one of the suspects, Ochokwu, is an ex-convict who had spent one year in Owerri prison for alleged involvement in an armed robbery case.

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