- Ngbeken Elvis, a pastor of the Christ Chosen Church of God in Edo state has landed in police custody after the death of his lover
- Elvis' lover, identified as Mama Sarah (38 years), died while she was procuring abortion in a hospital
- Confessing to newsmen in police custody, Elvis said that he regrets his action and has asked God for forgiveness
The police command in Edo state has arrested one Ngbeken Elvis, a pastor of the Christ Chosen Church of God for allegedly being linked to the death of a mother of four children identified as Mama Sarah (38 years).
Mama Sarah died while procuring abortion for the pregnancy she had for the suspect. The pastor and the deceased, according to reports, had been in a secret relationship for more than six months, The Nation reports.
Mama Sarah was said to have died at a hospital she was rushed to after the abortion procedure went failed.
Pastor Elvis, aged 32, said he was suspended from the church over marital issues. He said his wife was in the habit of always fighting him since they got married in December, 2016.
He said the church suspended him because he could not settle problems he had with his wife.
The family members of the deceased are demanding refund of the bride price they paid, adding that Pastor Elvis would take care of the burial expenses after performing the normal marriage rites.
Confessing with journalists, the suspects admitted that his late lover used to give him N2000 with which he used to run errands for her. He said: “I was just posted to Okhokhugbo branch when I got suspended because of my marriage. I know this Mama Sarah when she was ill. I prayed for her and she promised to reward me.
“We started dating but the children were not aware. When one of her daughters wanted to raise suspicion after some neighbours questioned my continued visit to their house, she threatened to throw her out of the house.
“She asked me to move into their house three months ago before I could get an apartment and I was staying there. I am an orphan. I didn’t plan to get into this mess.
“She didn’t tell me she was pregnant. I was not aware she went to procure abortion. I am really ashamed. I prayed God to forgive me. I am now remorseful. She used to give me N1000 or N2000 to run errands for her.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Reverend Funke had been slammed severally after several videos showing the popular pastor asking for donations from church goers went viral. In one video, she asked for N1million and in another she requested for $1000.
Clergyman Reverend Yomi Kasali had shared his opinion concerning Reverend Funke. He said judgement was coming soon for her over her frequent requests for seeds from church members.
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