Pastor in police net over wife’s death in Edo

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Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State

Jethro Ibileke/Benin

Detectives at the Zone 5 Police headquarters in Benin, Edo State, have detained the pastor of a popular pentecostal church (names withheld) over an alleged murder of his wife in Uromi town, Esan North-East Local Government Area of the state.‎

The pastor, identified as Kingsley Amayo, was arrested with three other pastors of the church in connection with the death his wife, Mrs. Faith Amayo, 38, after the woman’s family wrote a petition, alleging questionable circumstances surrounding the death of their daughter.

Elder brother of the deceased, Engineer Fidelis Evbuomwan, who spoke with journalists in Benin, disclosed that the deceased who was yet to have a child was properly married to Pastor Kingsley Amayo in 2011.

He said his bereaved family had to instruct their lawyer to initiate a petition when their in-law, Pastor Kingsley Amayo gave conflicting accounts of how his wife died in an accident he was also involved.

Evbuomwan explained that 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 Pastor Kingsley Amayo was driving her to Benin City.

According to Engineer Evbuomwan, their 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. They appealed to the concerned authorities to ensure that justice prevailed

According to him, “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, Pastor Kingsley Amayo, was driving her to Benin City.”

Evbuomwan appealed to the police to unravel the location of the accident, the …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper