Story from Kenneth AFOR, Lagos
The Delta State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a pastor whose identity is unknown to the public over an alleged murder of a 13-year-old girl, Miracle Mwafor.
The incident occurred in the Boji Boji area, Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area in the state on Friday, June 4, 2021.
According to reports, the victim’s heart and other vital organs were removed.
It was learnt that Miracle and her mother who is a petty trader attend the church of the clergyman.
Reports revealed that on Friday, the day of the incident after the church’s evening service, the pastor claimed he placed Miracle on a motorcycle for her to be taken home. The mother who was at home became agitated after waiting endlessly without seeing her child.
The police were alerted and after thorough investigation, the motorcyclist was apprehended.
Upon interrogation, the suspect implicated the pastor and later led detectives to the spot where the girl’s mutilated body was dumped at the back of the state’s school of nursing by central hospital.
The spokesperson for the State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, said the pastor and another member of the church had been arrested.