ABEOKUTA — Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 45-year-old man, Pastor Daniel Samuel, for stabbing his wife over the later’s refusal to attend church activities.
Daniel, an ApostolicChurch pastor, was reported to have used a cutlass to inflict a deep cut on his wife, Patience’s, neck in Owode-Egba in Ibafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Vanguard gathered that the offence of the 42-year-old Pastor’s wife was because she gave preference to her work over the church programmes.
It was further gathered that shortly after the man attacked his wife with cutlass, he alerted the neighbours that his wife was matcheted by some unknown men, urging the people to help him take her to the hospital.
But when the victim was taken to Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba in Abeokuta, because of the level of the injury, the doctor, insisted that the case should be reported to the Police as she commenced the treatment.
The pastor was said to have quickly rushed to Owode-Egba Divisional Police headquarters to report the case but, reportedly lied to the police that the woman was wounded by some unknown men.
The Police after investigations discovered that the man was responsible and subsequently detained him.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the pastor would soon be charged to court.
Adejobi further explained that the pastor had confessed to the crime after an interrogation, adding that he would be charged for false information and wounding.
“The Pastor is with us, he initially lied to the Police that the wife was attacked by some men but later confessed after interrogation. As such he will soon be charged to court for false information and wounding,” the PPRO said.
When newsmen visited the hospital, Mrs Samuel was still in a very critical condition as her bed sheet was soaked with blood but managed to utter some few words which were incoherent.
The Consultant of Orthopaedics and Trauma who was in charge of the patient, Doctor Ojeblenu told our correspondent that the woman would still be under close observation because of the depth of the injury and the psychological trauma she might be going through.
By DAUD OLATUNJI