BY AGNES NWORIE, ABAKALIKI
A Catholic priest, Reverend Father Timothy Ngwuta, has escaped death after an encounter with some unknown gunmen.
The cleric, serving at Mater Dei Parish Mgbalukwu in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, was said to have encountered the daredevil gunmen at Agbaelu Agba community on February 18, 2023 on his way from Abakaliki, the state capital.
Ngwuta, in a statement, noted that he lost his 4runner Toyota Jeep during the attack, which occured at about 5:30pm. He said the vehicle was snatched at gun point.
The priest, however, appealed to all and sundry to assist him with any valuable information that would lead to the recovery of the stolen car.
“Please, if you come across a 4 runner Jeep with the number plate: AKL 800 GR, chassis number: JTEZU14R930006322, vehicle make: Toyota 4Runner (2003), Engine number:NA, Engine Capacity:1.6-2.0, kindly alert us.
“It belongs to Rev. Fr. Timothy Ngwuta. It was snatched at gun point at Agbaelu Agba while he was coming back from Abakaliki around 5:30 pm on Saturday, 18th of February 2023. The colour is black with ash colour design on the lower part of the car,” a notice sent out by the priest read.
Effort to get police reaction to the incident was not successful as of the time of filing this report.