An Assemblies of God Church pastor, Esom Jehovah and his 21-year-old daughter, have been arrested by Imo State Police for stabbing a nurse identified as “Callista” to death.
The crime was reported to have been committed in Umuohiagu Autonomous Community of Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of Imo state.
Verge24 learnt that the victim approached the pastor alleging that his daughter had stolen a phone battery and charger a neighbour gave to her to charge. (The items which were allegedly found with her later).
According to reports, the pastor reacted angrily to the confrontation, beating up the nurse. The pastor’s daughter reportedly ran into the house to fetch a knife, while her father fought with the nurse, she stabbed the victim.
Eyewitnesses said that the victim died on the spot.
One of the witnesses was quoted as saying:
“ A boy in the compound had given the deceased a phone battery and charger to assist him recharge it, but Pastor Esom Jehovah’s first daughter stole the items, which were later found in her custody five days after.
“But the Pastor reacted angrily to the allegation against his daughter and beat up the deceased mercilessly before his daughter went and picked a kitchen knife and stuck it deep into her back while her father held her down.”
The eye witness account revealed that the knife pierced through the back of the victim and came out through her chest which made her bleed to death.
The pastor, his wife and another clergyman trying to aid his escape have been arrested by policemen attached to the Umuneke Ngor Divisional Police Station.
His daughter is said to be on the run
The victim’s corpse has been deposited at the Holy Rosary Hospital morgue.