Priest drowns after giving out his life jacket to save a friend


Rev. Fr. Charles Chukwukelue Ebele, the parish priest of St.Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, Inoma, Anambra State, has died after drowning inside river Niger.

The sad incident occurred yesterday. According to one Azubike Imoka, the priest had given out his life jacket to save his friend when their boat was about to capsize.

See Azubike Okwuoto Imoka post below;



Rev.Fr.Charles Chukwukelue Ebele,the Parish Priest of St.Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church,Inoma,Anambra West ,Local Government, Area of Anambra state lost his life yesterday as the speed boat he was travelling on capsized in River Niger and up till now his body is still missing.

An eye witness has the story that his visiting Rev.Father friend was in the same boat with him when the incident happened and because he gave his life jacket to his Friend, he was helpless when the boat capsized.

The Anambra State Emergency Agency (SEMA)has been notified about the mishap and they are doing everything possible to recover the corpse.

Plz take one minute out of your time to pray and Say RIP to this man of God.
May God give the entire members of his family,his parishioners and Olumbanasa Catholic Community the fortitude to bear this irreparable and pathetic loss….

RIP Father,may God grant you eternal rest…..


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