Nemesis has finally located the heartless men behind the gruesome Murder of a Roman catholic priest, Rev Fr Cyriacus Onunkwo of Orlu Catholic Diocese in Imo State.
The said killers were at the early hours of today paraded by the Nigeria Police Force, Imo State Command after they sent the priest to his untimely death last week in Orlu. Fr Onunkwo who returned from oversea for the father’s burial was kidnapped by the paraded suspects, who only did not abduct him but went as far as murdering him in cold blood as was reported by the NPF when they discovered his dead body somewhere in Oru East LGA.
However, while briefing newsmen earlier today at the police Command Owerri, the Commissioner of police, CP Chris Ezike said "on the 1st of September, 2017 at about 2035hrs, Police received a report that four armed men using a Toyota Avalon car double-crossed Reverend Fr. Cyriacus Onunkwo who was driving in his Toyota Corrolla car with registration No. Imo KED 290 AA, grey in colour, abducted him into their Alvan car and speed off to unknown destination.
The incident was said to have happened at Banana Junction, Orlu. Subsequently the police declared a search operation and the next day 2nd September, 2017, the divisional police officer Omuma reported that an unidentified corpse of a man was seen in his area of jurisdiction and recovered to the mortuary. In furtherance, the corpse was identified to be that of kidnapped Rev. Fr Onunkwo." The Police immediately swing into full scale investigation, which pay off leading to the arrest of Police corporal (now expelled), Ex- Cpl Jude Madu (M), 32yrs who hails from Umukishi Amuze in Ahiazu Mbaise LGA of Imo State.
As a member of the armed robbery/kidnapping syndicate who took part on the operation, he was arrested on Tuesday 5th September, 2017 at Control post Owerri in possession of the deceased Reverend father's phone(Infinix ),and he was reported to have confessed to crime.
Others are Izuchukwu Okafor (m) aka 'SMALL' 28yrs. He was arrested on the 6th of September, 2017 at Hotel Presidential Port Harcourt where he reportedly fled after the incident. He hails from Ukwukwa Village in Azia of Anambra State but resident at Rukpoku, Port-Harcourt Rivers State. Onyema Cyril (m) 28yrs who hails from Umuaro village, Okwelle in Onuimo LGA of Imo State. He has reportedly confessed to the Commission of crime and was said to have drove the Toyota Avalon ash color saloon car with registration No. ETU 368 AA WI which the crime was allegedly committed. Emmanuel Ozuigbo (m) 29yrs who hails from Mgbagbuowa in Ezeagu, Ezeagu LGA of Enugu state.
He was in possession of the deceased Rev. Fr Cyriacus Onunkwo's Wrist Watch and was reported to have confessed to the crime. Also is Victor Ikechukwu Iroakanzi (m) 33yrs, hails from Umuchukwu Umuagu, Obowo LGA, he is reportedly the owner of the Toyota Avalon car used in the kidnapping operation. And Ifechukwu Nwosu (m) 28yrs, hails from Azia in Ihialla LGA of Anambra State.