The pastor of a popular Pentecostal church in Edo state, Pastor Kingsley Amayo, has been reportedly apprehended over the questionable death of his wife, Mrs Faith Amayo.
Detectives at Zone 5 Police headquarters in Benin, Edo State also arrested three other pastors of his church in connection with the death of the 38 year old woman in Uromi town, Esan North-East area.
They were arrested after the woman’s family wrote a petition, alleging questionable circumstances surrounding the death of their daughter.
Elder brother of the deceased, Engineer Fidelis Evbuomwan, who spoke with journalists in Benin, said the wife who was yet to have a child was properly married to Pastor Kingsley Amayo in 2011.
He said his bereaved family had to instruct their lawyer to initiate a petition when their in-law, Pastor Kingsley Amayo gave conflicting accounts of how his wife died in an accident he was also involved.
Engr. Evbuomwan explained that on Tuesday, July 26, 2016:
Pastor Kingsley Amayo had through his elder brother, one Chief Iso, informed the family that their daughter, Mrs Faith Amayo, had died in a motor accident at Ujogba while her husband Pastor Kingsley Amayo was driving her to Benin City.
According to Engineer Evbuomwan, their findings revealed that no case of accident was recorded at Ujogba nor reported at Ekpoma Police Division in charge of the area that fateful day. They appealed to the concerned authorities to ensure that justice prevailed.
The family want police to unravel the location of the accident, the other vehicle allegedly involved in the head-on collision with Pastor Amayo’s Sienna car, who rescued them and the hospital where the late wife was pronounced dead, who embalmed her corpse before she was taken to mortuary in Uromi and why was it not reported to the police or wait for her family members to see her?
The Zonal Public Relations Officer (ZPRO) DSP Emeka Iheanacho, explained that the discrepancies in the report made to the police on the death of the woman informed the investigation.
He said a case of accident was reported at Ekpoma Police Division by the pastor while the family of the woman wrote a petition, alleging murder to the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in the zone.
“,,,the petition before AIG is from the family of the deceased where they suspected that the husband must have used the woman for ritual.
“So, that is the matter we are investigating presently”, Iheanacho said, expressing confidence in the ability of the investigating team to unravel the TRUE circumstances of the woman’s death.