Police arrest ex-corporal and four others suspects for killing Rev. Father Cyriacus Onunkwo.

Imo State Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike has unveiled the alleged killers of reverend fathered Cyriacus Onunkwo of the Orlu Catholic Diocese, Imo State.

The alleged suspect was paraded as a 32-year-old dismissed ex-Corporal Jude Madu, who allegedly planned the abduction of the priest.

Others are Izuchukwu Okafor, 28, from Ukwukwa, in Azia, Anambra State; Cyril Onyema, 29, from Okwelle, Imo State; Emmanuel Ozuigbo, 29, from Ezeagu in Enugu State; Victor Ikechukwu, 33, from Obowo in Imo State; and Ifechukwu Nwosu, 28, from Azia, Anambra State.

It was gathered that, the late reverend fathered had returned home to organise the burial of his father, Celestine Onunkwo.

According to the CP, the operation which led to the arrest of the kidnappers cut across Imo, Anambra and Rivers states.

The police boss disclosed that police teams were able to round up the suspects through tracking of the telephone of the slain priest, while his wristwatch was recovered from one of the six suspects.

Ezike said, “We used forensic technology and backed it up with hard work, commitment, passion and hunger for success.

“The ex-policeman was arrested with the late reverend father’s mobile phone.

“The policeman, who has been dismissed, is a member of an armed robbery/kidnapping syndicate and took part in the operation. He was arrested on September 5 in Owerri in possession of the deceased’s phone. He has confessed to the crime.

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