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Kidnappers Who Killed Catholic Priest Sentenced To Death

Two surviving kidnappers and murderers of Fr. John Adeyi will die by hanging, according to a judgement by a Makurdi High Court, Benue state, yesterday.

Father Adeyi, the Vicar General of Catholic Diocese of Otukpo and Parish Priest of Catholic Church Okpoga, was in 2016 kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

The cleric was later killed and his body dumped in a farm.

However, four of the kidnappers were arrested by A team of the Nigerian police led by Abba Kyari few months after.

In a verdict on Wednesday, the court found the two surviving suspects guilty and handed them death by hanging.

While reacting, the family of the late cleric in a statement today described the court’s verdict as justice at last.

"May the soul of Fr Adeyi continue to rest in perfect peace with his creator,” the family prayed.