Nigerian Church Founders Arrested for Allegedly Killing Fellowship Member
- The co-founders of a Christian fellowship group based in Ogun state, Chidi Samuel and Paul Zakari have landed in trouble over a serious offence
- Samuel and Zakari were accused of killing a youth in their church, Favour Okumazor, in Oyan village, Imala
- Both men were among 15 suspected criminals paraded at the Ogun state police headquarters for various crimes, including armed robbery, kidnapping, among others
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Abeokuta, Ogun state - Chidi Samuel and his accomplice Paul Zakari have been arrested by the Ogun state command of the Nigeria Police Force for allegedly killing a youth in their church.
The Punch reports that Samuel and Zakari are co-founders of a Christian fellowship, Life Builders Network in Oyan village, Imala, in the Abeokuta-North area of the state.
Lanre Bankole, the state commissioner of police said they were arrested in March for allegedly killing a church member, Favour Okumazor.
According to Bankole, the suspects had taken about seven youths for Bible study and fellowship in an isolated area around Oyan, Independent added.
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However, one of the youths had escaped informing the parents that a member had been killed by the self-styled men of God.
It was gathered that the suspects were on Monday, March 21, paraded among 15 suspected criminals at the police headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, for various crimes, including armed robbery, murder, kidnapping, among others.
Popular Nigerian pastor remanded in prison for allegedly killing church member
Meanwhile, Prophetess Sarah Abuloye, the founder of a church in Igbara-Oke in Ifedore local government area of Ondo state, has been remanded in the correctional centre over the death of a church member.
The order to remand the female cleric in prison was issued by a magistrate court sitting in Akure.
The 49-year-old prophetess was arrested for allegedly having a hand in the death of the deceased.
Fatoyinbo accused of being responsible for church member's death
In a related development, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, the founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) in Abuja, was accused of owing salaries of church workers.
Nnenna Kalu-Ude, a former chorister at the church made the allegation, saying many of the persons affected were afraid to speak up.
She also accused the pastor and his wife of being responsible for the death of her friend, Tega, who was also a choir member, saying she was maltreated. The husband of the deceased, however, denied Kalu-Ude's allegation.