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Police quiz priest over death of banker

The priest in charge of the Catholic Church where a banker, Olisa Nwokobi, shot himself in Lekki area, at the weekend, has been quizzed by the police.

The police may also invite officials of the Lekki branch of the new generation bank, where the deceased Olisa last worked before his death.

The priest in charge of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, according to the police, was not arrested but was invited for questioning as a “first witness.”

Lagos Metro gathered that the clergyman was, on Monday, grilled by detectives attached to the Lagos State police command.

A police source who pleaded anonymity, while speaking with Lagos Metro, said the pastor might have been invited as a result of the press release from the deceased man’s employer, which stated that he was having a personal challenge.

“We are doing our job. We want to go beyond the reports that he killed himself because of a loan that he approved. We want to look at other things that could be responsible for the death,” the police source said.

He also added that “the priest is not the only person that will be invited. People from his banks will also be arrested. It is just for investigation purpose.”

The image maker in charge of the state police command, Dolapo Badmos, also confirmed that the clergyman was quizzed by the police but pointed out that he was not arrested.

“We are not investigating the priest but, being the first witness, we asked him some questions to aid our investigations,” she said.