Unknown gunmen on Tuesday, September 14 allegedly shot dead an Anglican priest, Emeka Merenu in Ihitteukwa in Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State .
Merenu was until death, the priest in charge of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Ihitteukwa in Orsu Local Government Area of the state.
Our correspondent gathered that the priest who hailed from Amorji Agbomiri Community in Nkwerre Local Government Area of the state was killed in his parsonage.
The member representing Nkwerre State Constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly, Obinna Okwara confirmed the incident.
Okwara, who is also Chief Whip of the House further confirmed that Reverend Merenu was killed in his parsonage at Orsu Iheteukwa, in Orsu Local Government Area of the state in the early hours of Tuesday 14th September 2021.
He said the priest was killed based on an unfounded allegation that he brought in military men to secure his church and secondary school under his supervision.
He added that his vehicle was also set ablaze.
When contacted, the police public Relations Officer PPRO in the state, CSP Michael Abattam, confirmed the murder incident.
He added that investigation had commenced with a view to arresting and bringing the culprits to book.