A pastor from Cross River State, identified as Pastor Oliver Akpan has been stabbed by a woman who claims he tried to rape her during a deliverance session.
According to reports, Pastor Akpan, married with six children, had long been suspected to sleep with his church members, both married and single but he met his match in the woman identified as Ekamma, who is also married with two children.
As the story goes, Ekamma had gone to the pastor to seek his help over some spiritual attack she was facing and Pastor Akpan had recommended a three day dry fasting for the woman to be carried out in the church and on the final day, have a spiritual bath to ward off the evil spirit.
After going through the fast, the pastor led the woman to a stream to have the spiritual bath, but he had other ideas in mind as he was said to have told the woman that part of the bath included having sex with her but when she refused, she attempted to forcefully have his way with the woman.
As the woman tried to free herself, she allegedly picked up a sharp stick and stabbed him in the stomach, before running to the village to alert other residents.
By the time they got to the spot, the wounded pastor had lost consciousness as he bled profusely.
He was rushed to a hospital where doctors confirmed he died before he was brought in.
The woman was initially arrested by the police but was released on bail while investigations are still on going.