Catholic Priest Dies After Attending Church Meeting In Anambra

Raymond Ozoji, Awka

The parish priest of Holy Cross Parish in Oroma Etiti community of Anambra-West local government area of Anambra state, Rev. Fr. Charles Okeke-Odogwu, was found dead in his car on Tuesday March 24.

Prior to his death, the Catholic Priest who managed Fr. Ohai Memorial Secondary School in Oroma-Etiti attended the regional meeting of his region of the Archdiocese on Monday March 23.

He reportedly showed no sign of ill-health and participated actively in the meeting.

Rev. Fr. Charles Okeke-Odogwu was found lifeless at the front of the vicarage gate, with his car engine still running.

From the photos shared online, it was gathered that the Catholic Priest vomited before he died.  It is still unclear what killed the priest.

Though the police public relations officer in Anambra state, SP Haruna Mohammed, said there was no official report of the incident to the police, he emphasized that the commissioner of police, John Abang, has directed further investigations on the demise of the priest.

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