A pastor, Chukwu Ekere has been murdered in Rivers State for preaching repentance. The state’s police command has said it arrested the culprits along with four suspected kidnappers and one armed robber. Ahmad Muhammad, DSP, the Public Relations Officer, PPRO, said the arrests were made at Ohigha in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government and in Diobu, Port Harcourt. The suspects arrested include: Henry Ajie, 23; Bright Ajie ,22; Dadison Ogadima, 22 and Sampson Dibia, 30 all of Ohigha village for complicity in the kidnapping of Mrs Igila Sunday of Ohigha village on January 7, 2016.
According to the police command “The suspects confessed to the allegations of the victim’s kidnapping after which they raped, strangulated her and buried her corpse in a shallow grave at Ogbosi.
"The gang also confessed to have been responsible for the kidnapping of 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."