A young pastor, his junior pastor and a female member of his church have been murdered by unknown assailants in Umuoba, Abia State.
The pastor was identified as Blessed Kelechi Iwuanyanwu from Mbano in Imo State, while the Assistant pastor is Ambassador Kalu Ikeagwu from Arochukwu.
The female member, said to be the woman leader of the church and a divorcee with three children was identified as Andrew Ruth. According to reports, the pastor had plans to marry her.
The bodies were discovered last Friday, at the late pastor’s residence scene, Umuobia Housing Estate, Olokoro.
Some of the relatives and church members at the scene said the suspected murderers must have carried out the act last Sunday morning as the two pastors were not in church that Sunday till Friday evening when they visited the house and saw dead bodies.
Meanwhile, Patrick Edung, The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State CID, who led the police to the scene to evacuate the bodies, said the police has begun investigation in the matter.
The bodies of the deceased have since been deposited in a morgue.
He also said that the assailants allegedly took away electronic gadgets and and outlandish cars, including Pathfinder and Lexus Jeeps, apparently belonging to the pastor.