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Imo Catholic Priest Abducted

A Catholic priest, Rev Fr Jude Kingsley Maduka of the Catholic Diocese of Okigwe in Imo State has been abducted by yet-to-be-identified gunmen.

The victim is the parish priest of Christ the King Parish, Ezinnachi/Ugwaku, Okigwe LGA, of the state.

Maduka was ordained over a decade ago, according to findings by NIGERIACRIME.

The development was made known on Saturday by the Chancellor and Secretary of the Catholic Diocese of Okigwe, Rev Fr Iwuanyanwu.

Iwuanyanwu said, “He was kidnapped from his New Adoration site at Ogii village in Okigwe LGA while on inspection at the new site,” Fr Iwuanyanwu said.

“We solicit your fervent prayers that he may come back to us safe and sound.”

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All efforts to contact the Imo State Police Command PRO, Henry Okoye, proved abortive as his phone was switched off.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command has confirmed that two staff of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) were electrocuted at the Obalande area of Lagos Island.

SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos said the case was reported to the Lion Building Division of the command on Saturday at about 5:55 pm, by another member of staff of the EKEDC from the Lagos Island.

He said according to the EKEDC worker, one of his colleagues simply identified as Umaru, 51 years old, allegedly got electrocuted while digging to locate a faulty transformer cable at the P&T Obalende area.

“In the process, another colleague named Sunday Awaruwa, 48 years old, who tried to rescue the victim was also electrocuted.

“Based on the report, detectives visited and photographed the scene, rescued the victims and rushed them to the Lagos Island General Hospital, where they were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.

“Their remains were deposited at the IDH Morgue, Yaba for autopsy. Meanwhile, investigation is in progress,” he said.



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