THE 73-year-old priest of St. Joseph Catholic church, Okpare-Olomu, Delta State, Very Rev. Fr. Stephen Ekakabor, was, yesterday morning, axed in the head by gunmen that invaded the mission house.
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By Perez Brisibe & Akpokona Omafuaire

UGHELLI— THE 73-year-old priest of St. Joseph Catholic church, Okpare-Olomu, Delta State, Very Rev. Fr. Stephen Ekakabor, was, yesterday morning, axed in the head by gunmen that invaded the mission house.

Though details of the incident were sketchy at press time, a parishioner told Vanguard that the priest is currently receiving medical attention at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital, DELSUTH, Oghara.

According to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, “his forehead was cut open by his assailants with a battle axe after disposing him of cash and other valuable items in the house.

“Owing to the gravity of the wound on his head, he was rejected at several hospitals he was rushed to for medical attention, as it was said that the cut affected the frontal lobe of his brain.”

Confirming the incident, a senior police officer at the Otu-Jeremi Police Station said: “Some members of the church came this morning (Sunday) to report the incident to us.

“We are investigating the matter and would do everything to ensure that the culprits are brought to book.”

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