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Pastor kills wife, buries corpse in shallow grave in A’Ibom

Pastor kills wife, buries corpse in shallow grave in A’Ibom


A self-acclaimed pastor, Ukachukwu Christopher has killed his 40-year old wife, Patience Ukachukwu and buried her corpse in a shallow grave in Ikot Abia village in Eket local government area of Akwa Ibom state.

Ukachukwu 49 said to be the general overseer of Omega World Global ministry (Fellowship Church), committed the crime on the 16th of June, 2021

The suspect, an indigene of Ebonyi state, allegedly beat his wife, a mother of five to death after accusing her of infidelity and being behind his failures in life.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon on Thursday said the suspect was arrested after credible information by youths of the area.

He said the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigation into the incident is completed

“Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested one Ukachukwu Enoch Christopher, 49 years old, a resident of Eket Local Government Area who hails from Ebonyi State for murdering his wife and burying the corpse in a shallow grave in his compound.

“On 16th of June, 2021, at about 2:00pm, relying on information from Youths of the Area, the DPO of Eket Divisional Police Headquarters, CSP Sunday Digha and Team, arrested one Ukachukwu Enoch Christopher, founder of Omega World Global Ministry (Fellowship Church), who resides at Ikot Abia village in Eket Local Government Area for murdering his wife, one Late Mrs. Patience Christopher, 40 years of age, a mother of five children.

“The suspect who had domestic differences with his wife, accused her of being the source of his numerous woes in life and infidelity, confessed to have beaten her to death as a result of the unresolved differences on the 9th of June. In other to cover his tracks, he dug a shallow grave in his compound and buried her. The deceased’s corpse has been exhumed by the Police and deposited in the mortuary for autopsy.

“The Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State, Andrew Amiengheme has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of the SCIID to take over the matter for discreet investigation and assured that the suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded,” the statement reads in part.

The CP warned spouses against taking the laws into their hands and appealing that they resolved their domestic issues before they degenerate into violence.

He also warned perpetrators of domestic violence and other heinous crimes in the State to desist forthwith adding the command would spare no resources in bringing them to justice.

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