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Murder in the church •Armed men kill Rev’d Father

Posted by By Dipo Kehinde and Chris Anucha on 2005/08/03 | Views: 432 |

Murder in the church •Armed men kill Rev’d Father


A Reverend Father was Tuesday shot dead in Yaba area of Lagos by armed men. The victim, Revd Father Godwin Okwesili, who was a priest at St Dominic Catholic Church, Yaba, was said to have been shot at about 5.30 pm, by three men who had invaded the premises.


A Reverend Father was Tuesday shot dead in Yaba area of Lagos by armed men.
The victim, Revd Father Godwin Okwesili, who was a priest at St Dominic Catholic Church, Yaba, was said to have been shot at about 5.30 pm, by three men who had invaded the premises.

The three armed men, reportedly drove into the church in a blue Mercedes Benz car, pretending to be on a visit to clergymen who were resident in the premises.

They were led upstairs, where the sons of hell pulled guns and asked Rev Father Okwesili where the safe was located.
While the flustered cleric was still trying to recover from the shock, one of the robbers fired at close range. He slumped dead.

Daily Sun learnt that the other robbers asked their colleague why he fired, and they all promptly fled.
A source at the State Criminal Investigations Department Panti, Yaba, told Daily Sun on phone that detectives were investigating the killing, adding that the area had been cordoned off. Another police source described the killing of the Rev Father as an "unusual crime."

When Daily Sun contacted the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Olubode Ojajuni, at about 7.30 pm, he said they were on their way to the scene of the incident, adding that he could not comment further until he got more information about the dastardly act.

The Lagos State Police Commissioner, Mr. Ade Ajakaiye also visited the scene of the crime later in the evening, promising that no stone will be left unturned in fishing out the evil doers.

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Olusola Okhiria Nee Sodunke(Newport, Newport, UK)says...

This is a great piece of history, which is dear to our hearts as people and very much appreciated.

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A lot still to be done, with the motivation of the champions of this course, others will follow as well to maintain the institution

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