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Police Arrest Two Men Over the Murder Of Enugu Catholic Priest

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Enugu State Police To Parade Members Of Kidnap Gang Who Killed Enugu Catholic Priest Tomorrow.

Operatives of the Enugu State Police Command have arrested two men suspected to be killers of Enugu Catholic priest, Rev. Father Clement Ugwu, in Ezeagu Local Government Area of the State.

Late Fr. Ugwu was kidnapped in his Parish, St. Mark Catholic Church, Obinofia Ndiuno in Ezeagu Local Government Area of the State on March 13, 2019, at about 9 p.m shortly after he was said to have returned from a meeting.

The gunmen, said to be four, shot him before taking him away in his blue Prado Jeep, and later started to use his Automated Teller Machine card to make withdrawals from his account, even as they had opened ransom negotiations.

Several days after efforts to get the priest released failed, a search party was initiated by his parishioners in collaboration with the community and after two days, the body of late Fr. Ugwu was found decomposing in a bush on Wednesday 20th of March, 2019, a week after he was kidnapped.

However the Police today, disclosed that its operatives of the anti-kidnapping unit of the state command have arrested the leader and the second in command of the four-man gang of kidnappers that killed the priest.

The source said that the leader of the gang was arrested in Abuja where he had relocated to with his family after the murder of the priest.

According to the source, the suspects were six-man-gang, but only four participated in the kidnap and killing of the Reverend Father.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the arrest of the suspects when contacted on the telephone.

Amaraizu who did not mention the names of the suspects, said they would be paraded alongside other suspects tomorrow (Thursday); adding that the two suspects were the ones that shot the priest and were also used his ATM card to make withdrawals.

Meanwhile, Naija News reports that unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a Catholic priest in Kaduna State, North-west Nigeria.

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