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Unknown Person Empties Slain Enugu Catholic Priest’s Bank Account

Valentine Chinyem



The bank account of the Catholic Priest, Rev Fr. Paul Offu who was killed last Thursday, has been emptied by a yet to be identified person.

Daily Trust Newspapers reports through a reliable source working in an old generation bank (name withheld), informed it that frantic and frequent withdrawals were made on the dead priest’s account with the bank, until the last money was withdrawn.

The inside noted that, considering the time of Offu’s murder and when the withdrawal was made, “it makes one to wonder how fast the killers (assuming they actually made the withdrawal) were able to rush to the bank and withdrew all the cash,” asking rather angrily: “Who was, indeed, responsible for disclosing the pin number of the priest ATM?”

Adding that, while she was not holding brief for those that killed the priest, “there was need for the security operatives to look inward and ascertain who actually did the withdrawals from the murdered priest bank account shortly after he was killed.”

“It is not certain that the person or persons who made the quick withdrawal from Fr Offu’s bank account destroyed the camera before operating the ATM. So the police could exploit this angle and make sure they leave no stone unturned in their investigation,” she said.

A commercial driver, Mr. Kenneth Igwe, who was said to have encountered the gunmen during the operation to kill Fr. Office, was kidnapped by the gun men. But Igwe’s decomposing corpse was later found in the bush by security operatives on Monday.

Until his death, Fr Offu was the Parish priest of St James the Greater Parish, Ugbowka in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State. But he hailed from Okpatu in Udi Local Government Area and was reportedly dragged out of his car and killed on Ihe-Agbudu Road in Awgu Local Government Area of the state.

Catholic priests holding various signs protested the death of Fr. Office, urging the government to do something about securing the lives of Nigerians.

The State police spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu has assured Nigerians that the perpetrators of the dastardly act would fished out and made to face the law.