PASTOR in Abavo Ika local council of Delta state is now in police net for alleged attempting to kill his 26-year-old girlfriend for ritual.
The cleric (names withheld) who also doubles as an Integrated Science teacher at Abavo Mixed Secondary School, Daily Champion gathered, recently invited his lover Ms Chukwuedo Anwulika, an indigene of Ndokwa, to his residence at Abavo to spend the night with her in his residence.
But as fate would have it, the all night bliss turned sour at about 2.00 a.m when the randy pastor turned against his guest with a sharp machete to sniff life out of her.
Daily Champion learnt further that the unsuspecting Anwulika raised alarm, which woke neighbours already in deep slumber, in the wee hours of the night, when the pastor missed, by inches, an attempt to slash her throat with the machete, even as she struggled to free herself from her assailant.
The alarm by the lady attracted neighbours who raced to the scene of the incident on rescue mission. The lady who narrowly escaped death, sustained multiple deep machete cut, on her shoulder, abdomen and chest regions.
She was later rushed to the Agbor Central Hospital for treatment, while the clergyman was arrested and handed over to the Abavo Police Post but was later tansfered to the Agbor Divisional Police Station.
The victim later briefed her lawyer, Mr. Chris Ogedazi to commence legal action against the suspect.
Narrating the plight of his client, Mr. Ogedazi in a petition to the police said that the action of the pastor was a "carefully constructed trap."
The lawyer explained that the suspect had "reportedly boasted of his connection and your men (police) being on his pay roll, and as if to confirm his boasts, he (pastor) was in a few days, let off the hook, to once more, like a vampire with blood thirst, to parade the streets in search of more possible victims."
Source at the State Police Command confirmed the arrest of the suspect as well as receipt of the petition from Mr Ogedazi and expressed readiness to take the suspect to court.
"We got the petition a few hours ago and we have already invited those involved in the incident, including the Investigating Police Officer (IPO) and they have written their statements. Once we conclude our investigations, the suspects will be prosecuted in the law court," the source said