Rev. Fr. Desmond Osuagwu, Director of Students Industrial Works Experience Scheme at the Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo has been reportedly assassinated by men of the underworld.
He was a member of the congregation of the Claretian Missionaries, Eastern Province, Nigeria, and was on his way that fateful Saturday to conduct a mass for the military at St. Mark’s Catholic Chaplaincy, Obinze Barracks.
However, his drive was cut abruptly and permanently as the assassins Waylaid him, dragging him out of his car and stabbing him in the neck and stomach. The priest succumbed to his mortal wounds not long after that.
“We heard the information that morning and immediately moved our men to the scene of the incident. The state police command is intensifying all efforts to see that the perpetrators of the dastard action are brought to book. We must surely get them,” said the Nigerian police.