The entire Umunede Community in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta was gripped with shock following the gruesome murder of Pastor Mrs. Chikodi Ikedi Peter by her husband, Elder Peter Ikedi who later committed suicide same day.
The son of the deceased pastor (name withheld) called the Police in Umende in the early hours of Sunday, 5th December, 2021 to report the incident.
We learnt that the deceased who was the General Overseer of Ancient of Days Church, Umunede, allegedly sustained several machetes cut on her neck and left in the pool of her blood.
Sources close to the police in Umende revealed that the police received a distress call at about 4.00 am on Sunday, 5th December, on getting there, they found the victim lying in the pool of her blood with machete wounds on her neck.
It was gathered that the husband who allegedly removed some of his belongings from the house later drown himself in a well at his family compound in Egwuoma Community in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State.
As at the time of filing this report, men of the Nigerian Police have deposited their bodies in the mortuary for further investigation.
In a related development, the men of the Nigerian Police in Owa-Oyibu, Ika North East Local Government Area are in manhunt for two young boys who allegedly murdered a middle-aged woman and abandoned her lifeless body at Central Hospital, Owa-Alero in the early hours on Monday.
Sources revealed that the two unidentified boys allegedly rushed a woman to the Owa-Alero Central Hospital, and on arrival the hospital, attendant asked them to go and obtain a hospital card, only for them to disappear.
However, when the police searched the deceased, they discovered a deep cut on her back.
It was also gathered that the deceased was in possession of a phone, which according to the police, would enable them conduct more investigation.