Pastor, Married Lover Paraded For Murder

The police in Benin have paraded a Pastor and the wife of Mr. Isonguyo Victor, a Deputy Manager at the Nigeria Petroleum Development (NPDC) Company, who was allegedly murdered by his wife and her Pastor- boy friend with 17 suspected criminals arrested for various crimes.

Among the nineteen suspects paraded, were kidnappers, suspected peadophiles and robbers.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Foluso Adebanjo who paraded the suspects, narrated how Mrs. Enebong Victor Isonguyo, planned the murder of her husband with the Pastor, Prince Udoka Nkanchukwu, saying that they both confessed to be lovers and plotted the death of the NPDC staff and father of three.

“What happened was that the Pastor called the deceased to come and meet him somewhere along Sapele Road. When the deceased got there, the Pastor stabbed him twice and then burnt the car. The woman gave the husband’s new car to the Pastor and we found the car with the Pastor. A 2013 model of Volkswagen car. It is a very sad and wicked act.

“After killing the man in his vehicle, he set the car ablaze. The Pastor changed the plate number of the car and put a fake one after he murdered the man. It was when we saw the burns in his hand that we knew that he was involved. Though he has confessed and after now we will take them to court,” Mr. Adebanjo disclosed.

Mrs Isonguyo however denied having extra marital affairs with the Pastor.

“When I did not see my husband I ran to the Pastor because we have known each other for a very long time. I took my husband’s new car to him to sow a seed in the church so that my husband will be found. I told him to take it to the church but I don’t know that he went and changed the plate numbers.

“I had to ask him to pray harder because I love my husband and I don’t want anything to happen to him. I did not kill my husband because I loved him,” she narrated.

Mrs. Isonguyo

Mrs. Isonguyo

Mr. Adebanjo however said he was yet to receive a Court order for the exhumation of the bodies of four armed suspects, including one Samuel Imaikop, who were allegedly killed by operatives of the Command in Benin about three weeks ago.

Magistrate F. E. N. Igbinosa in Benin ordered the exhumation of the bodies for autopsy to be carried out on them to determine how they actually died.

“We did not commit any extra judicial murder and you people saw one of the armed robbers confessing. However the police is always a law abiding organisation and we will always abide by any court ruling if we have an order,” the Police Commissioner said.

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