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Gunmen Murdered My Father-In-Law, Abducted Two Catholic Priests In Imo – Owerri-Based Lawyer

Gunmen Murdered My Father-In-Law, Abducted Two Catholic Priests In Imo – Owerri-Based Lawyer

Gunmen Murdered My Father-In-Law, Abducted Two Catholic Priests In Imo – Owerri-Based Lawyer

Gunmen Murdered My Father-In-Law, Abducted Two Catholic Priests In Imo – Owerri-Based Lawyer

Uche Ejimonye, an attorney with a practice in Owerri, has described how gunmen killed his father-in-law Valentine Enwere and kidnapped two priests from a Catholic church.

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In a statement that was obtained by Punch in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, on Monday, 22 August 2022, Ejimonye claimed that the men who killed his father-in-law followed him from Amaraku in the state’s Isiala Mbano Local Government Area to Orji Junction, where he and the two priests got stuck in a traffic jam.

On Friday evening, August 19, 2022, Ejimonye claimed that the assailants shot his father-in-law multiple times and kidnapped the two Catholic priests he was transporting.

He said his father-in-law was rescued by an eyewitness but unfortunately died before they could get to a hospital.

Gunmen Murdered My Father-In-Law, Abducted Two Catholic Priests In Imo – Owerri-Based Lawyer

“I wish to announce the demise and sudden death of my father-in-law, Valentine Enwere, popularly known as ‘Oga Val’ at Orji Mechanic Village,” the statement read.

“He was shot dead by kidnappers at Orji after fleeing from them from Amaraku to Owerri and surviving the series of gunshots at his vehicle, but was caught up by the hold-up at Orji, but on an attempt to escape after coming down from his vehicle, he was shot five times at the back.

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“The kidnappers then left with the two Reverend Fathers that were with him in the car and zoomed off.

“Attempt by passers-by to rescue him and take him to the hospital proved abortive as he died on the way to the hospital. It is really regrettable on the situation of this our state and what it has turned into.”

The lawyer said the incident had been reported at the Anti-kidnapping Unit of the state Police Command in Owerri.

Gunmen Murdered My Father-In-Law, Abducted Two Catholic Priests In Imo – Owerri-Based Lawyer

He, however, said his father-in-law was the person who could have known the identities of the kidnapped Catholic priests and the diocese they were from.

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When contacted by the publication, the Director of Communications of the Owerri Catholic Archdiocese, Rev’d Fr. Raymond Ogu, said the archdiocese had yet to receive any report about any missing priest in any of its parishes as of the time of filing this report.

Gunmen killed my father-in-law and kidnapped two Catholic priests in Imo ? Owerri-based Lawyer


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