Catholic priest shot dead in Edo state

A Catholic priest Charles Igechi, has been shot dead while on his way back to his place of assignment at St. Michael College, Ikhueniro, Edo State where he was serving as vice principal of the college.

Penpushing reports St Catholic Archbishop of Benin City, Augustine Akubeze, confirmed the incident in a notice on Thursday to the priests and members of the archdiocese, adding that the remains were found by Boundary Street in Ikpoba Hill, Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of the State.

The Catholic Archbishop said the incident occurred on Wednesday and that the case has been reported to the appropriate security agency, adding that security agency are working on the sad development as at the time of filing this report

‘They (security agency) are working on the case. We pray that the perpetrators of this evil act will be brought to the face of justice. I entrust you all to the maternal intercession of our Lady of Sorrow’, he stated.

‘May God continue to guide all the faithful in the archdiocese of Benin City and may the soul of Rev Fr Charles Igechi find peace and tranquility in the loving embrace of our risen saviour’, the archbishop added.

Penpushing further reports that the archbishop said in the notice which also called for prayers for the repose of the soul of the slain priest, who was ordained a priest on 13 August last year.

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