Thursday, September 29, 2005

Nigerian priest murdered over bribe refusal

[The Church of England Newspaper] September 29, 2005--An Anglican priest has been murdered in Nigeria after refusing to pay a ten pence bribe. Soldiers manning a checkpoint between the Abia and Rivers State provinces in the Niger Delta executed the Rev. Emmanuel Akpan, vicar of St. Stephan’s Church in Alode in the Niger Delta, on September 17, after he refused to pay a 20 Naira bribe (approximately 10 pence).

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