An unnamed Reverend Father with a Catholic Diocese in Anambra State, has been burnt by a cooking gas fire in a lover’s house at Allen Avenue, Awka. According to reports, he was immediately flown abroad for treatment and to cover traces of his sin. The lover died in the inferno while the Reverend Father sustained high degree of burnt.
It was gathered that the priest was relaxing in a one-room apartment of the alleged girlfriend, identified as a student of a university in the state, on the fateful day when the incident occurred.
"The girl died on the spot, but the priest was hurriedly smuggled away and we now hear that they have flown him abroad, apparently to cover traces. Are there no hospitals in Nigeria? I have told them to stop covering this story. What do they want to achieve by hiding this story? The truth should be said and shame the devil," a source said.
But another source, who would not want to be named, said, "The priest was involved in the gas fire accident trying to save a life. All these side talks are not unnecessary."
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ali Okechukwu, said the matter had not been reported to his office.