Assemblies of God’s Church pastor identified as Esom Jehovah, alongside his 21-year-old daughter, have been arrested for killing by stabbing a nurse to death in Umuohiagu Autonomous Community of Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area of Imo state.
According to reports, the Nurse named Callista approached the pastor over a missing phone battery and charger a neighbour gave to her to charge. The pastor’s daughter who was said to have stolen the items denied having the items but they were found with her later. The pastor, Esom Jehovah reacted angrily to the confrontation and beat up the trainee nurse. Jehovah’s daughter (the pastor’s daughter) was said to have gone into the house to fetch a knife, with which her father used to stab the victim.
According to reports, the victim died on the spot. A source believed to have witnessed the incident was quoted as saying:
“ A boy in the compound had given the deceased a phone battery and charger to assist him recharge it, but Pastor Esom Jehovah’s first daughter stole the items, which were later found in her custody five days after.
“But the Pastor reacted angrily to the allegation against his daughter and beat up the deceased mercilessly before his daughter went and picked a kitchen knife and stuck it deep into her back while her father held her down.”
The eye witness account explained that the knife stab pierced through the back of the victim and popped out through her chest which made her bleed to death. The pastor, his wife and another clergyman trying to aid his escape have been arrested by policemen attached to the Umuneke Ngor-okpala Divisional Police Station.
His daughter is said to be on the run while the victim’s corpse has been deposited at the Holy Rosary Hospital morgue.