An engaged female pastor identified as Esther Neji, was reportedly raped and murdered by unknown persons in Cross River State.
Though the Ikom Divisional Police Station of the Cross Rivers State Police Command have launched an investigation into the gruesome murder of the engaged female pastor, it was gathered that she was an Assistant Pastor with Assemblies Of God Church, Obudu road, Ikom.
Sources alleged that Late Neji was overpowered, raped to death by unknown assailants, who invaded her home on Sunday night, August 5, after Sunday Service at Assemblies Of God Church Obudu Road Ikom where she is assisting Rev.Elias Apieson.
PUO Metro reported that Rev Solomon Ajuk, a Presbyter in the Ikom District of Assemblies Of God Nigeria who confirmed the death of the female Pastor, said;
”We only discovered that since Sunday we’ve not seen her. On getting to her House we perceived an offensive Odour with her door still locked. We contacted the police who came and we forced the door open only to see her lying between the parlor and her room with a pool of blood on her bed”
”Her forehead had a wound where she was hit. A wrapper was on her neck, her pant was carelessly thrown suggesting that she was raped and killed. That’s the police preliminary investigation” he said.
Also confirming the rape and death of the lady, the Divisional Police Officer of Ikom Police Station Mr Aluyi Abdulazez who was on ground with his men and team of medical doctors who carried out autopsy, told newsmen that the house of the late Pastor was scattered suggesting there was a struggle before she was over powered, raped and killed.
The late Pastor whose body has been deposited in the mortuary, hails from Akparabong in lkom LGA Of Cross Rivers State was recently engaged before her untimely demise.