Pastor arrested for allegedly using wife for rituals

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It was gathered that the family of the
deceased had petitioned the Zone 5 Police
Headquarters in Benin, the state capital,
where it alleged questionable circumstances
surrounding the death of their daughter in
what Pastor Amayo said occurred in a ghastly
car accident but could not show them the cars
involved in the accident, raising doubts over
the true position of the incident.
The police, acting on the petition, reportedly
arrested Amayo who is said to be a senior
pastor of a Pentecostal church in Uromi town,
Esan North-East Local Government Area of the
state, alongside three other pastors of the
Confirming the arrest of Amayo, the Zonal
Public Relations Officer (ZPRO), DSP Emeka
Iheanacho, said the discrepancies in the
report made to the police on the death of
Faith, a 38-year-old woman, necessitated the
arrest and investigations.
According to reports, Pastor Amayo had
reported a case of motor accident in which he
alleged that he lost his wife, at the Ekpoma
Police Division while the family of the
deceased » wrote a petition to the Assistant
Inspector-General of Police in the zone,
alleging murder.
“The matter was reported at the Edo State
Command where initially, they were
investigating a fatal motor accident, before the
family of the late woman, Faith Amayo,
initiated a petition to the office of the
Assistant Inspector-General of Police alleging
foul play.
So the petition before AIG is from the family
of the deceased where they suspected that the
husband must have used the woman for ritual.
So, that is the matter we are investigating
Officials of the Zone 5 Police Headquarters
arrested Amayo and three other pastor of his
church who will not be named until
investigations are complete.
The investigating team will unravel the
circumstances of the woman’s death,” the
ZPRO said in a statement.

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A brother of the victim, Engineer Fidelis
Evbuomwan, also narrated that the family
became worried with the secrecy Pastor
Amayo went about in the sad development,
citing that the deceased who was yet to have a
child, was properly married to Pastor Kingsley
Amayo in 2011.
“On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Pastor Kingsley
Amayo had, through his elder brother, one
Chief Iso, informed the family that their
daughter, Mrs Faith Amayo, had died in a
motor accident at Ujogba, while her husband
was driving her to Benin City.
We had to instruct our lawyer to initiate a
petition when Amayo gave conflicting accounts
of how our sister, his wife, died in an accident
he was also involved in.
Our findings revealed that no case of accident
was recorded at Ujogba nor reported at
Ekpoma Police Division in charge of the area
that fateful day.
There was no report of the other vehicle which
was allegedly involved in the head-on collision
with Pastor Amayo’s Sienna car.
Who rescued them and the hospital where my
sister was pronounced dead, who embalmed
her corpse before she was taken to mortuary
in Uromi?
Why was it not reported to the police or why
did they not wait for her family members to
see her?” Engineer Evbuomwan insisted.

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