Frank Mbah, Police PRO.


The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has deployed detectives from the Force Headquarters to apprehend the killers of Rev. Fr. Paul Offu, a Catholic priest in Enugu State.

The police spokesman, Frank Mba, said on Friday that Adamu had ordered a manhunt for the killers of the priest.

The priest, who was shot dead on August 1 was in charge of St. James the Greater Parish Catholic Church, Ugbawka, Enugu state.

“Crack detectives from the IGP-Intelligence Response Unit (IRT), the forensic and homicide sections of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) have been deployed to Enugu State.

“The deployment is to complement the Enugu Command of the Force in their investigations into the unfortunate incident.

”In addition, the AIG in charge of Zone 9 Headquarters has been directed to mobilize more units of Police Mobile Force (PMF) personnel to black spots in Enugu State,” he said.

He added that intensified operations had commenced for the rescue of RCCG pastors who were abducted along J3 Area of Ogbere on their way to Lagos from the eastern part of the country.

According to him, tactical and operational assets of the police have been deployed with the Ogun State police commissioner taking the lead role in the search-and-rescue operations.

Meanwhile, the police have urged the public to avail them with credible information that would assist in arresting the criminals.

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