Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
THE General Overseer of Altar of Solution and Healing Assembly in Oyigbo Local Government Area (LGA) of Rivers State, Nigeria, Pastor Chidiebere Okoroafor, is to die by handing for killing three persons including his Choir Mistress whom he impregnated.
Justice S. O Benson of the Rivers State High Court in Port Harcourt handed the judgment on the murder trial on Monday.
He said the evidence and confessional statement by Pastor Okoroafor proved he murdered his church’s Choir Mistress after getting her pregnant and also killed her friend, Chigozie Ezenwa with her daughter, Christabel Ezenwa.
Justice Benson insisted that the prosecution proved the case of murder against Pastor Okoroafor.
He, therefore, ordered that the cleric be killed by hanging or be injected with a lethal injection.
Stonix News reports that operators of the Rivers Police Command had, on December 17, 2018, arrested Pastor Okoroafor following the alarm raised by the husband of the late Chigozie Ezenwa over the killing of three victims on 11 December 2018 in two different locations in a community in Oyigbo.
Precious Ordu, Prosecution Counsel from the state’s Ministry of Justice, and Antonia Osademe, representing the International Federation of Female Lawyers in the murder trial, expressed happiness over the judgment they described as “justice well-served.”
Meanwhile, counsel to convicted Pastor Okoroafor, Innocent Ekwu, said there were reasonable grounds to appeal the judgment against his client.