Detectives from the Edo state Police Command have launched a manhunt for a certain pastor, Henry Ojochunu Ekukpe, who was alleged to have stabbed his wife, Patience, to death in the presence of their six month-old baby, leaving a note containing ten questions he allegedly expected his late wife to answer.
The runaway suspect is said to pastor one of the branches of Mountain of Victory and Fire Deliverance Ministry in Benin City. Henry, who got married to his 29-year-old in 2014, has been having issues that forced the deceased out of his house months ago.
However, trouble started last Sunday when the pastor reportedly invited the deceased for a dialogue pretending that he wanted her back to the house.
When the deceased came, her husband was said to have used a hidden knife to stab her in different parts of her body and escaped from the area.
Police investigations revealed a note containing ten questions the pastor left for his late wife to give answers to.
Some of the questions contained in the note were:
“Did you come to marry me because of money or for who I am?
“In the first place, did you really come out with your own full mind?
“Who gave you the order to pack your property away from our home?
“Who is your adviser in this marriage that is polluting your mind against me?
“Have we ever in life went to beg for food ever since we got married?
“Has your mother ever brought food for us to eat one day because of hunger?
“Have I not told you at the beginning that I hate someone insulting me?
“You always pray that God should help you to eat the fruit of your labour? So no man has the power to take one’s life but today we are going together. So how do you feel now?”
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, PPRO, Abiodun Osifo who confirmed the incident, assured that the police will bring the pastor to book.
Osifo, who described the incident as “tragic and barbaric”, vowed that the police would ensure the culprit was arrested.