The Vicar of the Holy Cross Parish, Oroma-Etiti in Anam, Anambra West LGA of Anambra State, Rev. Fr. Okeke Odogwu, has died.
According to witnesses, the reverend father died in his car at the entrance of the church’s gate after returning from an event.
He reportedly vomited before giving up the ghost.
“The priest was said to have attended a regional meeting of his archdiocese on Monday and was said to have participated actively in the meeting.
“He didn’t show any sign of illness before the incident happened. The priest was the manager of the Fr. Ohai Memorial Secondary School located in the Oroma-Etiti area of the state.
“Some liquid substances believed to be his vomit were seen in his car. His corpse was found the following morning in the car, the engine of which was still running.” The Punch quoted an unnamed source as saying.
The cause of his death remains unknown.
The Anambra State Police Command confirmed the incident, saying an investigation was underway to determine the cause of his death.
The Herald recalls that a Catholic priest, Reverend Father Edmund Nwagbala got burnt to death in Nnewi, also in Anambra State, in November 2019.