By Jane Nambi
A catholic priest accidentally killed himself just as he got ready for the church service on Sunday.
Rev. Father Peter Ayala who was the Parish Priest of St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church, Sobe, in Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State was found dead in his apartment, few hours before he was due to conduct the 7a.m mass. It is assumed that he was cleaning his double-barreled gun inside his apartment within the church premises, when the gun accidentally went off and killed him.
It is believed that the priest killed himself in the wee hours of Sunday morning before he dressed up for the mass. Elders were said to have reported the incident to the Bishop of the Auchi Diocese, Dr Gabriel Duniya. The bishop did a quick investigation with security agents and confirmed that the priest died when the rifle he was cleaning went off.