A Pastor of the Christ Chosen Church of God known as Ngbeken Elvis, has been arrested for the death of a mother of four children simply identified as Mama Sarah.
Mama Sarah, aged 38, died while procuring an abortion for the pregnancy she had for Pastor Elvis.
Elvis, 32, claimed he always had problems with his wife since they got married in December 2016, which prompted his suspension by the church.
He said he went into a relationship with Mama Sarah, whose husband resides abroad after she went to him for prayers.
She was said to have died at a hospital she was rushed to after the abortion procedure failed.
Mama Sarah’s family is now reportedly demanding that Elvis performs marriage rites and takes care of the burial expenses.
According to the embattled pastor, he said: “I knew this Mama Sarah when she was ill. I prayed for her and she promised to reward me. We started dating but the children were not aware.”
“When one of her daughters wanted to raise suspicion after some neighbours questioned my continued visit to their house, she threatened to throw her out of the house.”
“She asked me to move into their house three months ago before I could get an apartment and I was staying there. I am an orphan. I didn’t plan to get into this mess.”
“She didn’t tell me she was pregnant. I was not aware she went to procure an abortion. I am really ashamed. I prayed to God to forgive me. I am now remorseful. She used to give me N1000 or N2000 to run errands for her.”