She said she was able to identify the pastor who oversees the Royal God’s Commandment Ministry, because he and the other alleged assailants lived in the same neighbourhood as her.
“When they left, we came out and started shouting for help and some men in the area came out and trailed them to the church. Everything became clear in the morning and the Police came in and arrested them. Up till now, I have not seen the body of my daughter, apart from the heart that was found there.”
Ugbo explained that the suspects were arrested when the parents of the child raised the alarm that their child had been abducted by masked men who broke into their house.
According to the ASP, the Police immediately swung into action, searched the church surroundings and found some ‘incriminating items’ and thereafter arrested the pastor and six others.
Meanwhile, the suspect, Pastor Obo-Ekpeyong, denied the allegations, saying that he did not kill the child for any ritual purpose.
“I was praying for one of our members who was sick when the Police came and arrested me. The heart they saw was that of a fowl. We don’t operate any spiritual shrine in the church.
“The thick blood that was seen on the altar was that of a goat and fowl that we killed to celebrate with members after our three-day fasting programme in the church,” Obo-Ekpeyong said. RECEIVE NEWS UPDATE ON: WHATSAPP +234 701 056 0394, AND TWITTER: @247NGNEWSUPDATE, EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE Share your story with us: email@example.com PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>