The police have arrested a pastor in Afam, Rivers State, for allegedly killing a nine-month-old girl and two women who are members of his church.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Zaki Ahmed, alleged that the pastor committed the murder on December 13, 2017.
Ahmed who spoke through his Deputy, Mr. Cyril Okoro, said on Friday that the victims are Mrs Ada Ezeawa, Mrs. Uluoma Onweagbo and her nine-month old baby, Christabel Joseph.
“The pastor in a most bizarre manner gruesomely murdered three of his own flock, including an unborn child,”Okoro said.
According to him, the pastor had a sexual relationship with 25 year-old Onweagbo, which resulted into a pregnancy.
On Dec 11, 2017, Ada Ezeawa and Onweagbo, along with her baby strapped to her back, set out to confront the pastor over the pregnancy, the Sun reported.
The police alleged that the pastor ingeniously separated his accusers, by luring Ada Ezeawa to an uncompleted building, while he told Onweagbo to stay three “poles” away.
According to Okoro, the pastor strangled Ezeawa in the uncompleted building
Moments after, the suspect re-joined Onweagbo and left with her and the baby on a tricycle (keke) to Afam Roundabout.
From the roundabout, they took a motorbike to an isolated bush on Igberu Road.
According to Okoro, the pastor killed Onweagbo in the isolated bush, using the wrapper with which she strapped her baby to the back to suffocate her.
“The baby was equally discovered dead.
“This killing by the suspect is premeditated, callous and devoid of human sympathy,” he said