Pastor, female church members found dead in Umahia

Residents Umuobia Housing Estate, Olokoro in Umuahia Local Government Area of Abia State and parishioners of a new generation church; Winds of Glory located at Ohokobe village in Umuahia North LGA were at the weekend thrown into shock as decomposing bodies of their pastors and a female member of the church were evacuated from the pastor’s residence in Umuobia, Olokoro.

Until the time of this report, Police were yet to release official statement over the incident, but a source in the area reportedly told newsmen that they were shocked to the marrow when the news broke.

The decomposing bodies of the three persons identified as Pastor Blessed Kelechi and his assistance pastor, Ambassador Kalu Ikeagwu, and one Ruth Andrew (women leader) it was gathered were evacuated by team of police personnel led by a Deputy Commissioner of Police, in charge of the State CID, Patrick Edung.

It was learnt that the bodies of the deceased were discovered when some members of the church who were worried that their Pastor was yet to be seen in the church for over a week went to his house to inquire on why he has been absence in church, only to meet his corpse and two others.

Information has it that the suspected assassins also carted away some properties of late Pastor Kelechi including car.

Police have reportedly cordoned off the crime scene and have began investigation into the matter with the aim of unraveling the cause of the death of the deceased persons and those behind the dastardly act.

THE NATION

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