Pastor sentenced to death for killing choir mistress after impregnating her

Pastor Chidiebere Okoroafor sentenced to death

A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Monday sentenced the general overseer of Altar of Solution and Healing Assembly in Oyigbo Local Government Area Pastor Chidiebere Okoroafor to death for the murder of three persons.

Among the three people killed was his choir mistress whom he impregnated.

Justice S. O. Benson said the evidence and confessional statement by Okoroafor proved he murdered the choir mistress after getting her pregnant and also killed her friend, Chigozie Ezenwa, and her daughter, Christabel Ezenwa.

Justice Benson ruled that the prosecution proved the case of murder against Okoroafor, ordering that the clergyman be killed by hanging or be injected with a lethal injection.

Officers of the Rivers Police Command had on December 17, 2018 arrested Okoroafor following an alarm raised by the husband to the late Ezenwa over the killing of three victims on December 11, 2018 at two different locations in a community in Oyigbo.

Precious Ordu, the prosecutor from the Ministry of Justice, and Antonia Osademe, representing the International Federation of Female Lawyers in the murder trial, expressed happiness over the judgment.

Defence counsel Innocent Ekwu said there were reasonable grounds to appeal the judgment against his client.