A Pentecostal church pastor identified as Jessiah (surname withheld) with his church in Ugbolu community near Asaba, Delta state is currently on the run after he allegedly killed one Ejiofor Ujah, a member of his church during prayer session for rituals.
Leadership reports that Ujah was allegedly called by the pastor for a prayer session but was not seen after that. His body was later found by a hunter in a soak-away not too far from the church, with the pastor’s whereabouts unknown.
The police public relations officer in the state, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed the incident, saying two persons have been arrested are still being detained in connection with the act, while investigation is ongoing with a view to arresting the fleeing suspects (the pastor and two others).
Investigation revealed that the incident which occurred Tuesday, February 7, in Ugbolu community, has put terror in the hearts of residents around the area. The church has been deserted by its members since the incident involving their general overseer occurred.
An insider, Kate Okafor alleged that the pastor had on the fateful Tuesday called the victim for a prayer session and in response, the victim who allegedly smelt a rat of danger told the wife of his movement to the church before the bubble burst.
But this was not to be when the victim the following day did not return home, this created suspicion and the wife raised the alarm as after she visited the church in her efforts to see the husband met a brick wall.
Mrs. Rosemary Ujah, the victim’s wife told our reporter; “I was confused when I did not find my husband in the church two days after and I raised the alarm after reporting to the police at Ugbolu Police Division and a search party conducted which discovered his corpse in soak away”.
Unconfirmed sources said the pastor had allegedly been found suspicious before the incident as many occasions, he performed unholy act in the church.