The Nation (Nigeria)

Man stabs wife, pastor to death in Imo


AMAN has stabbed his wife and a pastor to death in a community in Owerri West local council of Imo State.

The pastor was of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, it was said.

The incident happened on Friday.

The assailant’s wife Ogechi and their one-year-old son were said to have cried for help from their apartment, attracting the attention of neighbours and passersby, who broke down the door and found her

From Chris Njoku, Owerri on the floor bleeding profusely.

They rushed her to hospital, where she died.

The attacker simply identified as Obum and said to be mentally unstable, was further enraged upon learning that his wife was taken away for treatment.

In his rage, he ran into the pastor who had earlier mediated in their feud and stabbled him from behind, killing him.

Police later shot him in the leg before a mob lynched him.

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