A middle-aged man said to be a pastor, (name withheld), was allegedly caught while he butchered a young girl in Agbarha-Otor community, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State in the early hours of Friday.
City Round gathered that the remains of the victim were discovered in the pastor’s house in the agrarian community.
One of our sources claimed that the pastor snuffed the life out of the young girl with a machete.
It was gathered that the cleric, whose church is located in Agbarha-Otor, committed the act after he destroyed his father’s shrine in the community.
Details as to why he reportedly killed the girl were still sketchy as of the time of filing this report.
However, aggrieved youths in the community were said to have stormed the pastor’s house following the incident to avenge the murder of the young girl.
Witnesses said that the angry youths were on the verge of lynching the cleric in retaliation but for the timely intervention of the security operatives attached to Agbarha-Otor B Division, who were called in by concerned residents.
In a swift reaction, a human rights activist, Israel Joe, has called on the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Wale Abass to investigate the incident and prosecute the accused person.
The Delta State Command Police Public Relations Officer, Bright Edafe, could not be reached for comments on the incident as of the time of filing this report.
But a senior security source from the state Police Command who confirmed the incident said, “The suspect was arrested this morning alongside the beheaded young woman.”