Sunday, 17 July 2016

Photos: Rev Fr. John Adeyi Laid To Rest Amid Tears

Large turn out of sympathizers stormed St. Francis Cathedral Otukpo to pay their last respect to the late Vicar General of the Catholic Diocese of Otukpo, Rev. Fr. John Adeyi.

The body of the kidnapped Vicar General of Otukpo Catholic Diocese in Benue State, Very Reverend Father, John Adeyi, which was found in a nearby bush at Odoba village in Otukpa area of the state three weeks ago has been laid to rest.

The remains of the cleric were interred at St Francis Cathedral Church in Otukpo after a funeral mass on Friday.

Adeyi was said to have been returning from an outstation after conducting the Sunday Mass when he was abducted on April 24.

His family had paid a ransom of N2 million three days after his abduction but he was not released.

His decomposed body was found on Wednesday, June 22, at an area close to where he was kidnapped by unknown persons.

The incident occurred along the Otukpa-Ugbokolo road.

Governor Samuel Ortom said during the burial that the abductors of Adeyi would not escape the wrath of God.

Represented by the acting Secretary to the State Government, Dr Bem Meladu, the governor expressed regrets over the death of the reverend gentleman, saying he had passion for the needy.

May his soul rest in peace.

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