Catholic Priest Drowns after giving out his life jacket to save his friend.

Life is one of the precious gift endowed to man; without life, nobody lives. But some persons have sacrificed their lives to save the life of their fellow human being..

A catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Charles Chukwukelue Ebele, the Parish Priest of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, Inoma, in Anambra West local government area of Anambra State, has been reported to have lost his own life yesterday after the boat he was sailing with capsized. The Corpse is not yet discovered.


This terrible incident happened yesterday being Saturday. According to Azubuike Okwuotu Imoka who was one of the first persons to disseminate the sad news,the priest (Rev Fr. Charles Chukwukelue Ebele) were in the same boat journeying through the River Niger before the incident occurred.

According to Azubuike Okwuotu Imoka who shared the sad news on Facebook, Rev Fr. chukwukelue took off his life jacket and gave to his friend as the boat was about to capsize. Unfortunately for him (the priest), the boat capsized and he drowned before anybody could come to their rescue.

Azubuike’s post in facebook goes like this;

Rev.Fr.Charles Chukwukelue Ebele,the Parish Priest of St.Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church,Inoma,Anambra West ,Local Government, Area of Anambra state lost his life yesterday as the speed boat he was travelling on capsized in River Niger and up till now his body is still missing.

An eye witness has the story that his visiting Rev.Father friend was in the same boat with him when the incident happened and because he gave his life jacket to his Friend, he was helpless when the boat capsized.
The Anambra State Emergency Agency (SEMA)has been notified about the mishap and they are doing everything possible to recover the corpse.

Plz take one minute out of your time to pray and Say RIP to this man of God.
May God give the entire members of his family,his parishioners and Olumbanasa Catholic Community the fortitude to bear this irreparable and pathetic loss….


Rev Fr. Charles sacrificed his own life just as Jesus did. May his soul rest in perfect peace, Amen..


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