The police in Rivers State, weekend, paraded a Pastor, Chidiebere Okoroafor of Altar of Solution Church, Izuoma-Afam in Oyigbo Local Government Area of the state over the murder of a nine month old toddler, her mother and two other female members of his church.
The names of the victims were given as Ada Concila, Christabel Joseph and Uluoma Onweagba.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Administration, Cyril Okoro who stood in for the Commissioner of Police (CP), Zaki Ahmed said the Pastor committed the most bizarre and gruesome murder of his own flocks, including an unborn child.
According to him, the crime came to the open when their close relatives lodged a formal complaint of their disappearance at the Afam Divisional Headquarters.
“Interrogation by the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), revealed the pastor has amorous relationship with one of the deceased, Uluoma. Also confronted with enough evidence linking him to the death of the deceased persons, Okoroafor confessed to the murder of all the deceased persons,” he stated.
Further, the DCP said Pastor Okoroafor told the police of how he manipulated the two women by luring Concila Ezeawa to an uncompleted building, telling the other women to wait three poles away while he strangulated Concila.
Joining Uluoma along Afam Road, they took Keke to Afam Roundabout and vied to a track road leading to an isolated farm at Igberu where the pastor gruesomely murdered her in the surrounding overgrown bush, with a baby strapped to her back which he murdered also.
She was suffocated with the wrapper she used in strapping the baby to her back.