The wives of two pastors of two Pentecostal churches in Edo State have been murdered in mysterious circumstance. It was gathered that Pastor (Mrs.) Obehi Irabor, wife of Pastor Ose Irabor of House of Testimony, a Pentecostal church located along Idumebo Road in Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State, was murdered by unknown gunmen.
Mrs Irabor was said to have been shot at close range at her residence in Ihunmudumu Quarters in the presence of her husband, Pastor Ose Irabor at about 11:00pm on that faithful day.
The two gunmen allegedly attacked the mother of a nine- month old baby while she was padlocking the gate to their apartment. The husband of the deceased, her relatives and church members are yet to find out why the woman was assassinated.
In a similar development, Police investigators at the Zone ‘5’ Police headquarters in Benin City have arrested four senior pastors of a popular Pentecostal church (name withheld) over alleged murder of a pastor’s wife in Uromi town, the administrative headquarters of Esan North-East Local government area of Edo State. The pastors, including the husband of the deceased woman Pastor Kingsley Amayo, were reportedly arrested for the roles they allegedly played in the questionable circumstances surrounding the death of the pastor’s wife, Mrs Faith Amayo, 38. When our Correspondent visited the headquarters of the church in Benin City yesterday, an assistant pastor who pleaded anonymity stated that “l am skeletally aware of the arrest but only the Lagos head office can comment on it”.
Elder brother of the deceased Engineer Fidelis Evbuomwan, disclosed that the late Amayo who had no child, was “properly married to Pastor Kingsley Amayo in 2011.
He stated that his bereaved family had instructed their lawyer to initiate a petition when their in-law Pastor Kingsley Amayo, gave conflicting account of how his wife died in an accident he was also involved.
He said that on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Pastor Kingsley Amayo had through his elder brother one Chief Iso informed the family that their daughter Mrs Faith Amayo had died in a motor accident at Ujogba while her husband Pastor Kingsley Amayo was driving her to Benin City.
He, however, appealed to the concerned authorities to ensure that justice prevailed as their findings revealed that no case of accident was either recorded at Ujogba nor reported at Ekpoma Police Division in charge of the area that fateful day.
When contacted, the elder brother of Pastor Kingsley Amayo who identified himself as Priest of Iso (Ohen-Iso) stated that “since my brother has been detained, I do not have the interest to talk to you”.
The Zonal Public Relations Officer (ZPRO) DSP Emeka Iheanacho stated that the discrepancies in reports made to the police on the death of the woman gave rise to police investigation on the incident.