Pastor Butchered, Used For Pepper Soup In Rivers
A pastor from Edoha community in Ahoada East LGA of Rivers State, Samuel Okpara, who was recently abducted, has been killed and used to prepare pepper source, popularly known as pepper soup.
Rivers State Commissioner for Police, Zaki Ahmed, stated this on Monday while parading 25 suspects in Port Harcourt, arrested for their involvement in various criminal activities in the state.
He narrated that Okpara was abducted by a notorious kidnap gang in Edoha on August 15, 2017, killed and beheaded, adding that his liver and intestines were used to prepare pepper soup and plantain porridge.
Ahmed further disclosed that in the course of an onslaught against kidnapping by men of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit, AKU, one Roland Peter, a member of the gang, was arrested.
He stated that the gang’s leader was identified as Justus, popularly called High-Tension, from Amarikpo in the same local government area.
The Commissioner of Police also restated that the state police command was determined to re-arrest the suspected ritualist, Ifeanyi Dike, who escaped from custody after murdering an eight-year-old girl on August 19, 2017.
He disclosed that N1 million has been pledged as reward for any member of the public with useful information that would lead to the arrest the fleeing suspect.
Ahmed told journalists that the AKU also rescued 13 kidnap victims, nabbed seven suspects, killed six bandits and foiled three kidnap attempts.
Meanwhile, Peter told newsmen that he has no hand in the abduction and killing of Okpara, identifying himself also as pastor.