Delta-based pastor Michael Akpor, police orderlies cleared of murder

GO of Palace of God Bible Church Michael Akpor

Delta State Police Command has cleared the general overseer of the Palace of God Bible Church in Effurun, Apostle Michael Akpor, of murder allegation.

Also cleared of the allegation were his orderlies: ASP Mesoro Victor and Inspector Ignatius Achazie.

The trio have been under police investigation since July 12, 2022, over alleged killing of Charles Okpako and Ejiro Ekiepovwe at Ugbolokposo community.

It was alleged that a commercial tricycle conveying three passengers at Ugbolokposo community in Effurun, Delta State hit a black Jeep and a man in police uniform came down from the Jeep and shot severally at the tricycle, killing the two passengers at the back seat.

The rider of the tricycle sustained a bullet wound on his left shoulder while the lady at the front seat survived unhurt.

Akpor and his orderlies were cleared of the allegations following contradicting evidences by those who reportedly claimed to have witnessed the murder incident.

The Delta-based pastor held a special thanksgiving service in his church on Monday, expressing gratitude to God for his vindication in the matter.

The cleric, however, sympathised with the families of the deceased persons.