An Edo-based Church Pastor is currently asking God for forgiveness in the custody of the Police after his married lover died while trying to procure an abortion.
Nigerian security operatives have apprehended a 32-year-old Pastor of the Christ Chosen Church of God, Ngbeken Elvis, for the death of a 38-year-old mother of four children identified as Mama Sarah.
According to a report by The Nation, Mama Sarah died while procuring abortion for the pregnancy she had for Pastor Elvis, as both of them were said to have been in a secret relationship for over six months.
It was gathered that the victim whose husband resides abroad and built a house for her and their children at Okhokhugbo community in Egor local government area of Edo State, was said to have died at a hospital she was rushed to after the abortion procedure failed.
Pastor Elvis, who is currently in police custody said he was suspended from the church over marital issues, adding that his wife was in the habit of always fighting him since they got married in December, 2016.
Speaking further, the cleric who disclosed that the church suspended him because he could not settle problems he had with his wife, said that what compounded his woes are that Mama Sarah’s husband family are demanding refund of the bride price they paid.
They are also saying Pastor Elvis would take care of the burial expenses after performing the marriage rites.
Pastor Elvis who spoke with reporters, said that his late lover used to give him N2000 with which he used to run errands for her.
According to him, “I was just posted to Okhokhugbo branch when I got suspended because of my marriage. I know 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 abortion. I am really ashamed. I prayed God to forgive me. I am now remorsed. She used to give me N1000 or N2000 to run errands for her.”