Gunmen attacked a priest with the Enugu Catholic Diocese, Rev Fr. Bartholomew Nnanyelugo Chime by shooting on his leg for failing to give them money from church coffers.
According to sources, the criminals accosted the priest, they asked him to release all the money he had on him.
“He told them that he did not have money. They collected his telephone and shot him in the leg, put him in the trunk of his car and drove away. When they got to former tollgate along Enugu-Onitsha Road, they dumped him inside the bush and zoomed off with his car,” one of the sources said.
“Through the special grace of God, he crawled out of the bush and called for help. Those who saw him took him to the hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.”
Meanwhile, the police have launched a search for the criminals and have asked for anyone with information to tip them.