An Assistant Pastor with Assemblies Of God Church, Obudu road, Ikom, Cross Rivers State, Pastor Esther Neji, has been murdered after allegedly being raped.
It was gathered that Neji was overpowered, raped to death on Sunday night and the Police are now carrying out investigation to unravel those behind the act. Rev Solomon Ajuk, a cleric from her church, said: “We only discovered that since Sunday, we’ve not seen her.
On getting to her House we perceived an offensive odour with her door still locked. We contacted the police who came and we forced the door open, only to see her lying between the parlor and her room in a pool of blood on her bed.
Her forehead had a wound where she was hit. A wrapper was on her neck, her pant was carelessly thrown suggesting that she was raped and killed. That’s the police preliminary investigation.” .
He added that her house was scattered, suggesting there was a struggle before she was over powered,raped and killed.
Confirming the development, the Divisional Police Officer of Ikom Police Station, Aluyi Abdulazez, said a team of medical doctors who carried out autopsy on her, confirmed that she was raped.