Church Member Reportedly Kills 60-Year-Old Pastor in Delta

Church Member Reportedly Kills 60-Year-Old Pastor in Delta

  • A pastor has been sent to an early grave following the action of a church member in Sapele, Delta state
  • The Pentecostal pastor, identified simply as Greg Sagie, was reportedly butchered to death in his home
  • The cleric's children confirmed the development, but the state police command has kept mute on the sad event

Delta state, Asaba - A Pentecostal pastor named Greg Sagie has been killed in his home by a suspected church member.

Vanguard reported that the cleric was attacked with a machete and killed in the process in Sapele, Delta state, on Thursday, September 7.

Police, Pastor Greg Sagie, a Pentecostal pastor
The Delta state police command is yet to comment on the matter. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
Source: Facebook

What really happened before the pastor died?

The pastor, in his 60s, was resting in his bedroom when the assailant barged into his flat and threatened his two children, aged 8 and 11.

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According to the report, the terrified children ran out of the house and raised an alarm for help. They screamed that someone was inside, attacking their father with a machete.

A resident, identified simply as Nneka, told Vanguard that the area was isolated and had few houses.

“We ran out and saw the attacker. He was a young man in his 20s. He threatened us that if we dared to climb the storey building to meet him, he would kill us. He then jumped from the storey building and fled,” Nneka said.

The source added that the children identified the attacker as a member of their church, PM News added.

The Delta police spokesperson, Bright Edafe, has not reacted to the unfortunate incident, but a source disclosed that the Force was on the trail of the suspect.

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