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Operatives of the Nigerian Police Force Imo State Police Command, yesterday September 13, 2018, in Owerri paraded 33 persons suspected to be armed robbers, cultists and child traffickers. The police also paraded the alleged killers of Rev. Fr. Jude Egbom from Umuwala Nkwerre LGA Imo State, who was until his sudden death in-charge of St. Patrick's Catholic Church Amucha, Njaba LGA of the state, where he was murdered by some of his young relatives.

Operatives of the Nigerian Police Force Imo State Police Command, yesterday September 13, 2018, in Owerri paraded 33 persons suspected to be armed robbers, cultists and child traffickers. The police also paraded the alleged killers of Rev. Fr. Jude Egbom from Umuwala Nkwerre LGA Imo State, who was until his sudden death in-charge of St. Patrick's Catholic Church Amucha, Njaba LGA of the state, where he was murdered by some of his young relatives.


Those suspected to be the killers of the Catholic Priest, were: Chigozie Uzoukwu, (m) age 33 years from Umusieke Owerri Nkworji Nkwerre, Peter Boniface Ochokwu, age 21 years, of Umuibu Owerri Nkwoji Nkwerre (He received N200,000 from the ransom collected from one Engr. Amasike and ran to Lagos State before he was arrested). The next is Ifeanyi Chukwukere,male, 28 years, from Amaju Amaigbo in Nwangele LGA (he was also involved in the kidnap of Engr. Amasike), Kelechi Nnajiuba, male, 24 years from Owerri Nwokeji Nkwerre and Ekene Ohiari, male, 27 year, from Dim-Na-Nume, Isu in Nwangele LGA (he prepared charms for the suspects and received N200,000 from part of the ransom paid by Engr. Amasike). Exhibits recovered from them are: One (1) black Toyota Corolla with Ref.No.FKJ-984-EV used by the hoodlums for the operation. One (1) Toyota Avalon Car with Reg.No.RLU-369-AE belonging to the Rev.Fr. One (1) locally made shotgun recovered from Kelechi Nnajiuba. Two(2) travelling bags containing shoes, clothes and other personal effects suspected to belong to the slain Rev. Fr. recovered from the possession of Chigozie Uzokwu and forty-six(46) PVC's recovered from same Chigozie Uzoukwu.
The Police Command also paraded two young men who broke into the Morgue of O'Jesus Hospital/Mortuary in Akabo Ikeduru LGA and abducted the corpse of a 90 year old mother, demanding the sum of N4m ransom from the children of the deceased and the owner of the Hospital. Consequently, the Mortuary Manager, Prince Charles Njoku-Nwansi, called the operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit who used their technology to track them, according to the PPRO, Mr. Andrew Enwerem. Those who kidnapped the deceased from the morgue include: the former staff of the Mortuary, Mr. Bethel Ibe, aka Lazarus, 28 years, male, from Okwu Ikeduru and Mr. Chukwudi Chukwu, male, 38 years, from Uguri-Ike in Ikeduru LGA of Imo State. Addressing journalists, the Commissioner of Police, Imo State, Dasuki Galandanchi, expressed delight over the breakthrough the command had made in recent time, describing it a modest successful achievements in crime management and control in Imo State. He vowed to make the state uncomfortable for evil doers under his watch.

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