Detectives in Lagos yesterday grilled the priest in charge of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Northern Foresore Estate, Lekki, in connection with the death of a bank manager, Olisa Nwakobi. Nwakobi (44), the head of Operations, Lekki branch of First City Monument Bank (FCMB), allegedly shot himself over deals gone awry.

The priest described as “the first witness” was invited by the police because the manager reportedly informed him of his intentions. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Dolapo Badmos, confirmed that the questioning of the priest.

She said: “We are not investigating the priest but being the first witness, we asked him some questions in order to aid our investigation.” Nwakobi had reportedly gone to his priest at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church Northern Foresore Estate, Lekki and complained bitterly of how he approved a loan for a customer who had refused to service the loan. Shortly after visiting the priest, Nwakobi reported shot himself. However, a top official of the bank, who pleaded anonymity, said Nwakobi did not approve any loan.

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