Pastor beats wife to death in Akwa Ibom, buries corpse in backyard

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Pastor Ukachukwu Christopher, the General Overseer of Omega World Global Ministry (Fellowship Church), was arrested by the Akwa Ibom State Police Command for allegedly beating to death his wife and mother of five over infidelity on Wednesday.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, on Thursday while adding that the 49-year-old suspect was arrested after credible information by youths of the area.

It was also discovered that the suspect, an indigene of Ebonyi State, had buried his 40-year-old wife, Patience Christopher, in a shallow grave inside his compound to cover his tracks.

“The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested one Ukachukwu Enoch Christopher for murdering his wife and burying the corpse in a shallow grave in his compound.

“On 16th of June, 2021, around 2pm, relying on information from youths of the area, the DPO of Eket Police Division, CSP Sunday Digha, and team, arrested one Ukachukwu Christopher, Founder of Omega World Global Ministry ( Fellowship Church), for murdering his wife, Patience Christopher.

“The suspect, who had domestic differences with his wife, accused her of being the source of his numerous woes in life and infidelity, confessed to having beaten her to death as a result of the unresolved differences on the 9th of June.

“In order to cover his tracks, he dug a shallow grave in his compound and buried her. The deceased’s corpse has been exhumed by the police and deposited in the mortuary for autopsy.

“The Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State, Andrew Amiengheme, has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Investigation and Intelligence Department to take over the matter for discreet investigation and assured that the suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded,” the statement read.

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