Gang Members Killed a Pastor for Preaching Repentance to Them in Rivers state (Photo)

One Man of God in Rivers state has been gruesomely murdered by a group of youths over the contents of his teachings in the volatile region of Nigeria. According to the police, the Rivers State Police Command arrested the culprits along with four suspected kidnappers and one armed robber.

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The police also recovered stolen vehicles. In a statement by Ahmad Muhammad, DSP, the Public Relations Officer, PPRO, he 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 shallow grave at Ogbosi.

“The gang also confessed to have been responsible for the kidnapping 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.”

In a related development, the Command arrested Chidebere Ngangbu, 35 years and recovered two suspected stolen vehicles from him. The suspect was arrested on April 7 at about 10:30 pm along Ejike street, Diobu, Port Harcourt.

His arrest was on the heels of a reliable tip off that the suspect was sighted with vehicles presumed to have been stolen.

The police said the suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigations are concluded.



  1. My concern is about our law. I won’t be surprised if these fools are granted bail & continue with their nefarious activities while on bail

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