A/Ibom: Pastor in police net for beating wife to death

The founder of Omega World Global Ministry, Pastor Ukachukwu Christopher who hails from Eboyi State is currently cooling off in police custody in Akwa Ibom for killing his wife and buries her corpse in a shadow grave within his compound.

The residents of Ikot Abia village in Eket local government area of Akwa Ibom state have been thrown into a state of shock following the murder of one Patience Christopher aged 40, by her husband on Wednesday, June 16,2021

The Pastor, 49, allegedly beaten his wife, a mother of five to death after accusing her of infidelity and being the cause his numerous woes.

It was gathered that he buried her corpse in a hallow grave in his compound to cover his tracks.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon on Thursday titled “Arrest of Murder suspect, exhumation of corpse” said the suspect was arrested after credible information by youths of the area. 

The statement added that the muderer would be charged to court as soon as investigation into the incident is completed.

“Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested one Ukachukwu Enoch Christopher, 49 years old, a resident of Eket Local Government Area who hails from Ebonyi State for murdering his wife and burying the corpse in a shallow grave in his compound.

” On 16th of June, 2021, at about 2:00pm, relying on information from Youths of the Area, the DPO of Eket Divisional Police Headquarters, CSP Sunday Digha and Team, arrested one Ukachukwu Enoch Christopher, founder of Omega World  Global Ministry ( Fellowship Church), who resides at Ikot Abia village in Eket Local Government Area for murdering his wife, one Late Mrs Patience Christopher, 40 years of age, a mother of five  children.

“The suspect who had domestic differences with his wife, accused her of being the source of his numerous woes in life and infidelity, confessed to have beaten her to death as a result of the unresolved differences on the 9th of June. In other to cover his tracks, he dug a shallow grave in his compound and buried her. The deceased’s corpse has been exhumed by the Police and deposited in the mortuary for autopsy.

“The Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State, Andrew Amiengheme has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of the SCIID to take over the matter for discreet investigation and assured that the suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded”the statement reads in part.

The CP who was is appalled by the action of the suspect was quoted to have warned spouses against taking the laws into their hands and appealing that they resolve their domestic issues before they degenerate into violence. 

He also warned perpetrators of domestic violence and other heinous crimes in the State to desist forthwith adding the command would spare no resources in bringing them to justice.