A pastor and a married woman said to be his lover have been arrested by police in Edo in connection with the murder of the woman’s husband, Victor Nsongbunyo, who is a Deputy Manager with the NNPC.
He was said to have been killed in Benin, capital of Edo State, by his wife and her lover, the Pastor, due to the fact that he had begun to suspect her of infidelity.
Late Mr Victor Nsongbuyo was said to have begun questioning the paternity of the children his wife has for him and the one she was expecting. Below are the shocking revelations...
Mr Victor visited their home town to complain to his family and his in-laws. Consequently, the families resolved that a DNA test would be conducted after the wife gave birth to the child. This arrangement, according to sources, incensed the wife, prompting her into plotting to murder her husband with her lover, who is a Pastor.
According to police sources, Victor returned from work on Friday October 22, 2013, his suspected killers came and killed him, and put the mutilated body into one of his old cars. The car was driven to Sapele road, Benin, where it was set ablaze with his body.
The following Monday, October 25, the woman was said to have gone to her late husband’s office to report that he was missing. She was also said to have reported the incident of the husband’s death to the police. Thereafter, she went to her husband’s bank where she allegedly withdrew N4million from his account.
It was gathered that following information to a staff of the NNPC that a burnt car was sighted somewhere along Sapele Road, they rushed to the scene and found it was the late Mr. Victor Nsongbunyo’s car.
The NNPC staff rushed to his wife at their home to inform her of the finding, but surprisingly, found her sitting comfortably at home watching African Magic, a situation which prompted police suspicion of the woman.
The police were said to have launched a search for the car given to Victor by NNPC following his promotion, and the car was reportedly traced to a compound at Ekenwan road in Benin.
The police detectives were said to have accosted a lady in the compound where the car was packed and she in fear opened up. She told the police that the car was packed by a Pastor who lives in the compound.
Further investigation by the police led them to observe burns in the Pastor’s left hand and face. The pastor had reportedly told the police that one of his daughters in the church sowed a seed with the car.
He was said to have led the police to the residence of the said "daughter" who sowed seed with the car, but it turned out that it was the residence of the deceased and it was the deceased’s wife.
The police then arrested the pastor and the deceased’s wife, both of whom are now helping the police in their investigation into the murder of Mr. Victor Nsongbunyo.
The police in Edo State say they are shocked by the ugly development.