Member Kills Pastor In Sapele, Killer On The Run

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A suspected member of a Pentecostal church has killed his pastor, Greg Sagie at his home with a machete yesterday in Sapele, Delta State.

The late pastor who was in his 60s was attacked at his residence inside his bedroom at the pipeline area of MTN Road, Sapele around noon when the assailant barged into his flat and threatened his two children, ages eight and 11, who were in sitting room.

With fear, the children ran out and raised an alarm for help.

A source, who claimed to be part of those who took Pastor Sagie’s remains to the mortuary and his neighbour said that the area was isolated and had few houses.

He said they heard the children screaming that someone was inside, attacking their father with a machete.

“We ran out and saw the attacker. He was a young man in his 20s. He threatened us that if we dared to climb the storey building to meet him, he would kill us. He then jumped from the storey building and fled,” the source who simply called her name as Nneka said.

The source added that the children identified the attacker as a member of their church.

“The children told us he was a member of their church and that they recognised him. They even described where he lived.”

Another neighbour by the name of Isaac also said Pastor Sagie was said to have sustained severe cuts on his head and died on the way to the hospital. “He breathed his last on the way to the hospital where his car broke down.”

When journalists visited the scene, the police were seen conducting investigations.

At the time of the report, the spokesperson of Delta State Command Bright Edafe could not be reached for confirmation but a source told journalists that the police were on the trail of the suspect.

“We are yet to know the motive behind the attack, but the police would unravel it soon,” the security source who craved anonymity said.


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