Friday, September 21, 2018
Tears as Catholic Priest Dies 4 Days After He Escaped From The Hands of Kidnappers (Photos)
Odudu died on Wednesday, four days after he escaped from his abductors’ den.
Although, the immediate cause of his death could not be ascertained, it was gathered that the incident was not unconnected with his abduction.
The Director of Social Communications, Catholic Diocese of Warri, Rev. Fr. Dr Benedict Ukutegbe, confirmed the demise of the priest to Punch.
Ukutegbe, who failed to give details on the cause of death, told newsmen that “He (Odudu) was pronounced dead at a private hospital in Warri, hours after he reportedly complained of pains and demanded to be taken to a hospital.”
Odudu, who was ordained priest of the Catholic Diocese of Warri in 1987, had reportedly been in the United Kingdom for years.
He was said to have returned to the country about five months ago when he was abducted.
The news of the death reportedly threw the Catholic community in Delta into mourning.