The Rivers State Police Command has arrested a pastor identified as Chris Onyebuchi Amadi who allegedly strangled his wife to death during an argument in Aluu, Ikwere Local Government Area of the state. Amadi, the pastor of a new generation church, Shalom Mercy Ministry located in Aluu, attempted to flee after he allegedly killed his 30-year-old wife, Evangelist Solution Amadi, who is also a pastor and marriage counsellor in the church.
Spokesperson of the command, Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the arrest to NAN on Thursday, November 11, said the deceased’s corpse was retrieved from the scene of the crime and has been deposited in a morgue. Omoni said the suspect has been transferred to the State Criminal and Investigation Department on the orders of the Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka.
Clergyman Mike Bamiloye and his wife Gloria are celebrating their 33rd wedding anniversary today October 7.
The minister in a post shared on his Instagram page thanked God for helping him wed the love of his life. Bamiloye averred that if God had not been merciful to him and prevented the ladies he had proposed to initially to turn him down, he would have missed marrying Glori, thereby missing it in life.
Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has said that he will get the COVID-19 vaccine to avoid being prevented from entering some countries.
Mr Adeboye who made the declaration while addressing a congregation of worshippers at the monthly Holy Ghost Night, said he would get vaccinated, should it be a prerequisite for visiting other countries for work of the gospel.
Five persons have been arrested over alleged attempt to kill officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Oyo.
Speaking on the arrest during a press briefing, on Thursday, July 1, the Oyo State Commandant, Michael Akintayo Adaralewa, said that the suspects, Abiodun Abraham, Abiodun Akinola, Gbenga Abraham, Ramoni Oyewole and Babatunde Temito, committed the offence, on Tuesday, at the Agugu area of Adaralewa disclosed that the civil defence officials had gone to the scene to arrest Abiodun Abraham in relation to a case of stealing when he started shouting and calling on people around the area to rescue him from kidnappers.
The Commandant stated that the false alarm prompted hoodlums to descend on the officers, hitting them with different weapons and tearing their clothes.
He added that they also hanged tyres on the necks of the officers and were about setting them ablaze when a team of Operation Burst operatives passing by noticed the commotion and drew near, before noticing that those being attacked were civil defence officers.
The commandant said further that the officers were quickly rescued while the Operation Burst operatives called for reinforcement.
The Commandant said that those arrested were suspected of being part of the attackers, as they followed the vehicle being used to convey the principal suspect from the scene.
Condemning the jungle justice being perpetrated by some residents without seeking verification of culpability or none by the targeted victims, the Commandant warned that the wrath of the law would be brought on the violators of the law.
In an interview with the Nigerian Tribune, one of the arrested suspects, Akinola, said that he was not one of those who attacked the civil defence officers but only followed the vehicle that took him away from the scene because the principal suspect was his boss during his vocation as a caterpillar engineer.
He confirmed the attack on the officers but said that he was able to save one of them from the hoodlums.
Also arrested was a Point of Sale (PoS) operator, Oluwatosin Gbadamosi, for allegedly giving fake Nigerian currency notes in N1,000 denominations to unsuspecting victims.
Gbadamosi claimed that a customer had deposited N120,000 notes with him, unknown to him that they were fake notes.
He said that he got into trouble when he spent the notes for another person who discovered that they were fake.
An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, July 1, sentenced a cleric, prophet Olakanye Oni, to life imprisonment over the death of a woman.
Oni of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Palace of Mercy, Olokuta, Ado-Ekiti, was accused of killing one Mrs Gbadamosi Omowale, who came to his church to seek help over her inability to conceive after seven years of marriage.
Mrs Omowale took ill and her health deteriorated after the cleric carried out a “spiritual cleansing” on her. On December 13, 2017, she died.
The Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Adeyemo Adejugbe and his council of chiefs banished the cleric following the death of the woman. According to the prosecution team led by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Ministry of Justice, Julius Ajibare, the convicted cleric committed the offence in March 2017, when, “he invited the deceased from Lagos to Ado Ekiti on the pretence that he has a solution to her barrenness.
“On getting to his Church at Palace of Mercy, Mathew Street, Odo Ado Area, Ado Ekiti, the convict hypnotised the victim and lured her into his room. He thereafter spread a white cloth on her and raped her.
“The convict used a white handkerchief to clean the victim’s private part and inserted a substance believed to be potash into her vagina. He also collected a sum of Fifty Two Thousand Naira from the victim.
The victim’s private part got decayed as a result of the substance inserted into it by the convict and this resulted in the victim’s eventual death.”