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Four men kill pastor for preaching repentance to them in Rivers


The police in Rivers state on Friday arrested four men who allegedly killed a pastor, Chukwu Ekere, for preaching repentance to them.

The police, following investigations, is alleging that the suspects, Henry Ajie, 23; Bright Ajie, 22, Dadison Ogadima, 22, and Sampson Dibia, 30, were involved in the kidnap of one Mrs Igila Sunday of Ohigha village on January 7, 2016.

The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Ahmad Muhammad, made this disclosure in a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday.

According to the police, the arrests were made at Ohigha in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government and in Diobu, Port Harcourt, the state capital.

The statement said, “The suspects confessed to the allegations of the victim’s kidnapping after which they raped, strangulated her and buried her corpse in shallow grave at Ogbosi.

“The gang also confessed to have been responsible for the kidnapping Pastor Chukwu Ekere of same Ohigha community and killed him for the simple reason that the man of God disturbed them with his preaching of repentance and also for urging them to shun their nefarious activities and accept God.

“The suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigations are concluded,” the statement added.

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