Imo police are investigating the death of an RCCG pastor.
The Imo State Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, has ordered an investigation into the death of Thompson Onyekwuru, a pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church Of God in the state. The 62-year-old cleric was allegedly stabbed to death on July 14 by one Obumneke Omyemechileuzo of Umukoto-Umudibia Nekede in the state’s Owerri West Local Government Area.
The culprit allegedly stabbed the pastor after the victim went to separate a disagreement between him (suspect) and his wife, favor Onyemechileuzo. According to a statement published by the state’s police spokesperson, Mike Abattam, while the suspect died, his wife, who sustained injuries, is being treated at a hospital.
According to the statement, “Following a distress call received on July 14, at approximately 1400 hours, at the Divisional Police Headquarters Nekede Owerri, Imo State, that one Obumneke Onyemechileuzo ” M” age 36 years of Umukoto Umudibia Nekede in Owerri West LGA of Imo state, suspected to be of unsound mind, armed with a kitchen Knife was violently beating his wife, Oge And that is when a pastor from Redeem Christian Church in Owerri, Imo State, Pastor Thompson Onyekwuru ” M ” age 62 years of Umuatum Umukoto Umudibia Nekede in Owerri West LGA Imo State, intervened and stopped him from stabbing his wife. The culprit charged at him, stabbed him in the back, and he collapsed unconscious.
“The woman was admitted in the intensive care unit of the hospital and she is responding to treatment. The corpses were later deposited at Agbala Mortuary Agbala in Owerri West LGA of Imo state. The exhibit knife was recovered to the station. “Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc, has ordered a discreet investigation into the case to unravel the cause of the incident. He then, advised the community to maintain peace, be law-abiding and go about their legitimate businesses pending the outcome of the investigation.” “When police got on the scene, they saw the suspect badly assaulting his wife and threatening to knife her, and they rushed to stop him from stabbing her. He attempted to knife one of the cops in the throat before being shot in the leg in self-defense. He passed out and was soon disarmed.
“The victims and the suspect were then taken to Rosana Hospital Nekede in Owerri West LGA of Imo state, where the doctor on call directed the victims to Human Race Hospital Nekede Road, Owerri due to the nature of their injuries, and the pastor and the suspect were declared dead.”