Suspected herdsmen have reportedly killed a Pastor of the
Church of God Mission in Benin City, Pastor Pius
Pastor Eromosele was said to have been killed at his farm
at Odighi in Ovia North East local government area after
they allegedly demanded a N4 million ransom.
Another farmer who was found killed and whose identity
could not be ascertained was buried inside the bush
because he was already decomposed.
The unidentified farmer was found by a search party
comprising of hunters and local vigilante who went into the
bush to look for Pastor Eromosele.
Eldest son of late Pastor Eromosele, Dr. Richard Eromosele,
said his father was abducted on Thursday March 29 and
was found already decomposing in the bush on Tuesday
Dr. Eromosele said he almost passed out when he saw the
way his father was brutally murdered.
The junior Eromosele told newsmen that the killers cut
through his father’s skull after they shot him at close range.
He stated that he reported the incident to the police and was
referred to the anti-kidnapping unit but the police did not do
anything to rescue his father.
Richard said two of his father’s workers, Kingsley and
Akpan, who managed to escape from the herdsmen
narrated what happened before his father was killed.