OMG!!! Catholic Priest Dies During Funeral of Another Catholic Priest in Delta (Photo)

The Catholic community of Warri in Delta state has been thrown into mourning following a destabilizing news of the sudden death of Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Louis Odudu, Chaplain of the Seat of Wisdom Catholic Chaplaincy, Petroleum Training Institute PTI, Effurun in Delta State.

The late clergy died less than 90 hours after he was released by kidnappers.

Late Fr. Dr. Louis Odudu

IGBERE TV reports that the deceased, who was kidnapped on Friday, September 14 and released on Saturday, September 15, 2018 died just four days after he regained his freedom.

Confirming the news to IGBERE TV, Rev. Fr. Dr. Benedict Ukutegbe, director of Social Communications, Catholic diocese of Warri said:


“It was indeed a black Wednesday for the diocese of Warri as Very Rev. Fr. Louis Odudu died on the day the diocese is holding a vigil of prayers for one of her deceased priest, Very Rev. Fr. Stephen Ekakabor who died early this month after battling with brain injury he sustained when he was attacked by armed robbers that invaded the priest rectory in 2017 at his parish of St. Joseph, Okpare-Olomu in Ughelli South Local Government Area.

“Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Louis Odudu was ordained priest for the Catholic diocese of Warri in 1987 and until his death, he has served the Church at various capacities within and outside the diocese.

“He worked as an Assistant Secretary-General at the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria CSN, for about ten years and went on two years sabbatical in the UK before returning back to his home diocese of Warri in 2018.

“He was assigned to the chaplaincy at PTI as the chaplain about two months before his kidnap and untimely death.

“The death of Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Louis Odudu was received by all with great shock as his freedom from his abductors is still been celebrated when the news of his death filtered in.

May his priestly soul rest in perfect peace.