… As another priest escapes by the whiskers from Fulani attackers
Enugu: The Police in Enugu has arrested and paraded suspected killers of late Rev. Fr. Paul Offu.
The Catholic clerics was murdered early this month at Awgu Area of the State, a development that sparked outrage and protests by his fellow Catholic priests along the streets of Enugu.
The police paraded 30 suspects, including killers of Fr. Offu, the parish priest of St James Catholic Church, Ugboka, and the kidnappers of the traditional ruler of Obum-Agbogwuwu, His Royal Highness, Igwe Sunday Orji and his wife, along Agbogwugwu-Ihe junction on the 4th of August, 2019.
Paraded as suspects are Ibrahim Adamu, 25 years from Taraba State and Idris, 28 years, and three others still at large.
Speaking to journalists, one of the suspects, Ibrahim Adamu said, he came to Enugu to learn the skill of cow rearing but that from there, he joined the gang.
He also confessed that his gang member arrested with him, Idris supplies them with food stuff.
Meanwhile, another Catholic priest, Fr. Chimezie Ani narrowly escaped death at the hands of suspected Fulani attackers yesterday evening in Enugu.
The incident occurred along Ugwuomu road, Nike, just after Caritas University Ugwuomu- Nike. The windscreen of his red coloured SUV were shattered with bullets as he managed to drive a long way backwards in reverse gear.
The arrest some what confirms the belief that Fulani herdsmen were behind the killings and kidnapping which has recently increased in the state.
It is hoped that the Catholic church whose priest was gruesomely murdered will follow the matter with unabated interest.
If not, there might be a repeat of the Ukpabi-Nimbo scenario where the suspected killer terrorists have so far evaded justice, three years down the line. This is despite their own confessions and recovery of their video coverage of the crime.