The Presiding Priest of St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Orhoakpor Community, Ethiope-East Local Government Area of Delta State has died after he was allegedly attacked and beaten seriously by suspected armed robbers at his residence within the Church’s premises.

It was learnt that the suspected armed robbers allegedly burgled into the priest’s apartment and attacked his family.

In the process, the suspected armed robbers stole unspecified amount of money and carted away television set and other personal belongings before beating the Cleric seriously.

The demise of the priest has left members of the church in a mourning state.

A prominent priest of the Anglican Communion in the area, who craved anonymity with DAILY POST, confirmed the report but refused to disclose the name of the deceased Cleric.

“Bad boys went to his house. Stole television, money and beat him. After sometime, he passed on.”

The Delta State Acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, in a chat with our Correspondent, said, “I will meet the DPO this morning to know what happened. Once he does that, I will get back to you. Am sorry, Ok?”