The Imo State Police Command has commenced investigation into how a 62-year-old, Pastor, Thompson Onyekwuru with Redeemed Christian Church at Umuatum, Umukoto, Umudibia, Nekede in Owerri West Local Government Area, Imo State, was stabbed to death by a 36-year-old, man, one Obumneke Onyemechileuzo, in the area.
The Police Commissioner, Abutu Yaro, while explaining to newsmen in Owerri, said the Police in their preliminary investigation of the incident which happened at Umuokoto, discovered that, when Onyemechileuzo, alleged to be a mentally challenged person, was cutting the wife, Ogechi Onyemechileuzo, with a kitchen knife, and Pastor Onyekwuru, intervened in a bid to stop the beating, as a result of which Onyemechileuzo, stabbed the Pastor, on his back and he fell down.
However, according to the Police both the Redeem Pastor, Onyemechileuzo, and the wife were rushed to the hospital where the doctor confirmed the Pastor and Onyemechileuzo dead but the wife was still receiving medical treatment as of the time of filing this report.
According to the Police, “Following a distress call received on 14/7/2021 at about 14:00 hours, at the Divisional Police Headquarters Nekede Owerri, Imo State, that one Obumneke Onyemechileuzo “Male” age 36 years of Umukoto Umudibia Nekede in Owerri West LGA of Imo state, suspected to be of unsound mind, armed with a kitchen knife was violently beating his wife, Ogechi favour Onyemechileuzo “Female ” age 26 years of the same address over a minor domestic issue.(Vanguardngr)