Barely 25 minutes after a gang of unknown gunmen ambushed and murdered Reverend Father Paul Offu, on Thursday, August 1, 2019, in Enugu State, his bank account was emptied by an unidentified person, DailyTrust is reporting.
According to a source working in the bank where the late cleric operated an account, the person was said to have made frantic and frequent withdrawals until the last money was withdrawn.
The source informed Daily Trust that considering the time of Offu’s murder and when the withdrawal was made, “it makes one to wonder how fast the killers (assuming they actually made the withdrawal) were able to rush to the bank and withdrew all the cash,” asking rather angrily: “Who was, indeed, responsible for disclosing the pin number of the priest ATM?”
The source, who argued that, while she was not holding brief for those that killed the priest, “there was need for the security operatives to look inward and ascertain who actually did the withdrawals shortly after he was killed.”
Before his death, Fr Offu was the Parish priest of St James the Greater Parish, Ugbowka. The State police spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu has said that the police will fish out his killers.
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