Anambra Catholic priest found dead in car

A Catholic priest in Anambra State, simply identified as Rev. Fr. Okeke Odogwu, has reportedly died in his car after returning from a meeting.

He was the Vicar of the Holy Cross Parish, Oroma-Etiti in Anam, Anambra West Local Government Area of the state.

Odogwu was said to have been found dead in his car in front of the church’s entrance gate.

According to a source, “The priest was said to have attended a regional meeting of his archdiocese on Monday and was said to have participated actively in the meeting.

“He didn’t show any sign of illness before the incident happened. The priest was the manager of the Fr. Ohai Memorial Secondary School located in the Oroma-Etiti area of the state.

“Some liquid substances believed to be his vomit were seen in his car. His corpse was found the following morning in the car, the engine of which was still running.”

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, said the Commissioner of Police, John Abang, had directed the Divisional Police Officer in the area to investigate the incident.

“It seems there was no official report of the incident, but the CP has directed the DPO to find out,” Mohammed stated.

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