Police authorities in Rivers state have paraded the Senior Pastor of a new generation church, Alter of Grace Ministries, Pastor Chidiebere Okoroafor who was arrested for allegedly killing three people, including two pregnant women and an infant in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The bodies of the woman and her daughter were recovered alongside that of the third victim, Olumma Onweagba within the premises of the church, Alter of Grace Ministries near Izuom market in Oyigbo.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Pastor Okoroafor had impregnated Olumma Onwaagba who until her death was a member of the church choir.
It was gathered that the detained Pastor allegedly pressured his victim to terminate the pregnancy which she refused.
The suspect, Pastor Okoroafor, who was reluctant to respond to questions put to him by newsmen, said he was tempted by the devil.
“I don’t know what came over me. It was the handiwork of the devil. I am just begging for forgiveness from the families,” he said.
According to the police, “We discovered that the Pastor was having an amorous affair with one of the deceased, Uloma. “The Pastor manipulated the two women on the 10th of December by first luring Concila to an uncompleted building and killed her there.
“After strangulating the late Concilia, he then took Uloma with Christabel in a tricycle to an isolated farm at Igberu road and gruesomely murdered her in the surrounding overgrown Bush with the baby strapped to her back.
“She was suffocated with the wrapper she used in strapping the baby yo her back.”
Police say the suspect will be charged to court next week, and that his church, located Izuoma-Afam in Oyigbo Local Government area has been sealed.
It was gathered that Olumma’s refusal to terminate the pregnancy led to her death and that of those who knew about the scandal.