A Pastor, Esom Jehovah and his 21-year-old daughter are cooling off in a Police cell after stabbing a trainee nurse to death in Umuohiagu Autonomous Community of Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State.
The cleric, a presiding Pastor in one of the Assemblies of God Churches in the community, beat up the victim to a pulp before his daughter stabbed her at the back with a long kitchen knife.
The victim simply identified as Callista from Okpanku Community in Enugu State, died on the spot.
Confirming the incident, a co-tenant to the Pastor and Medical Doctor of Graceland Hospital, where the victim was working as a trainee Nurse, said the victim died immediately after she was rushed to Holy Rosary Hospital Emekuku.
An eyewitness, who preferred anonymity, said trouble started when the victim confronted the Pastor over a missing phone battery and charger.
According to the source: “ A boy in the compound had given the deceased a phone battery and charger to assist him recharge it but Pastor Esom Jehovah’s first daughter stole the items which were later found in her custody five days after.
“But the Pastor reacted angrily to the allegation against her daughter and beat up the deceased mercilessly before his daughter went and picked a kitchen knife and stuck it deep into her back while her father held her down.”
The eye witness account revealed that the knife pierced through the back of the victim and came out through her chest and she bled to death.
The Pastor and his wife are being held at Umuneke Ngor Divisional Police Station alongside another colleague of his who wanted to help him to escape while the daughter is still on the run.
However, when contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Andrew Enwerem, said that he was yet to be officially briefed about the incident.