A Pastor of the Christ Chosen Church of God, Ngbeken Elvis,32, has been arrested by the police in Edo state over the death of a married mother of four children simply identified as Mama Sarah who was his lover. The Nation reports that the deceased died while carrying out an abortion for the pregnancy she had for Pastor Elvis whom she had been secretly dating for over six months.
The deceased whose husband is based abroad, resided in a house he built for her and their children in Egor community in the state. She started seeing the pastor early this year and after many sexual encounters, she became pregnant. In order to save face and cover their shame, the couple resorted to terminating the pregnancy. However, the abortion did not go as planned as she suffered serious complications. She was being rushed to another hospital for treatment when she gave up.
When interrogated, the clergyman who got married in 2016, denied knowing she was pregnant and had gone for an abortion. He said his late lover used to give him N2000 which he used in running errands for her.
“I was just posted to Okhokhugbo branch when I got suspended because of my marriage. I know this Mama Sarah when she was ill. I prayed for her and she promised to reward me. We started dating but the children were not aware. When one of her daughters wanted to raise suspicion after some neighbours questioned my continued visit to their house, she threatened to throw her out of the house. She asked me to move into their house three months ago before I could get an apartment and I was staying there. I am an orphan. I didn’t plan to get into this mess. She didn’t tell me she was pregnant. I was not aware she went to procure abortion. I am really ashamed. I prayed God to forgive me. I am now remorsed. She used to give me N1000 or N2000 to run errands for her.”