Pastor Chris Amadi Pastor of Shalom Mercy Ministry based in Aluu, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State is now in police custody after he allegedly strangled his 30 – year old wife, Solution.
Amadi had allegedly attempted to run away after he committed the murder, but he was arrested.
Family sources told journalists that the incident happened on Tuesday, November 9 in their home at Mbodo Community, Aluu, after a disagreement over fees payment in his wife’s school, Solution International School, named after her.
The School was reportedly established by the late Solution before her marriage to the Pastor in 2012.
According to reports, troubled started when Solution confronted Amadi on why he drove some pupils of her school away from the classroom over failure to pay their school fees without first checking their records with her.
Solution’s elder brother, Odinaka Opurum, said his now deceased sister felt embarrassed when the affected parents started calling to complain about her husband’s action.
“The husband went to the school (Tuesday November, 9) and started driving pupils away for allegedly failing to pay school fees. When parents now called the wife to ask why she drove their kids away even after paying, she appealed they should not be angry that she will find out from her husband.
“When she got to the house, they started quarreling again and the husband started beating her. He then started to strangled her to the point when she collapsed and became unconscious.
“When he saw that she was no longer breathing, he rushed her to a clinic close to their house, the clinic confirmed her dead and referred him to UPTH to be sure. Instead of taking her to UPTH as they advised, he took her to the house, covered her with wrapper, packed some clothes in a bag, locked all the doors and attempted to run away.”
Her brother also said, the incident was not the first time the Amadi would beat his sister. He said it has been recurring and his sister out of love and as the marriage Counselor in their church, decided to endure in order not to set a bad example for young girls.
Her family is currently seeking justice.
The marriage between the Pastor Amadi and Solution which was solemnized in 2012 was blessed with children, two boys and two girls.
Various sources in their neighbourhood confirmed the incident. But at the time of filing this report, the Rivers Police Command had not issued a press statement on the matter.