December 11, 2014

Robbers raid Edo community, kill pastor

By Gabriel Enogholase

BENIN—THE pastor in charge of Evidence of the Gospel Church, Benin, Godfrey Agbonwaneten, has been killed by armed robbers in Okhunmwun community, Ovia North-East Local Government Area of Edo State.

The cleric, who was in charge of Oko branch of the church in Benin, was shot in the early hours of Tuesday by armed robbers, who raided parts of the community.

According to his wife, Jane, the robbers gained entry into their apartment by removing the burglary and the window louvers.

She said: “My husband woke me up at 2.30a.m., when the armed robbers were in the next compound. Before we knew it, they had started breaking our window.

“I cannot recall what happened and why he went into the room. Suddenly, I heard his cry and when I got there, I found him in a pool of his blood.”

The body has been deposited in the mortuary, while police have visited the scene of the incident and have commenced investigations.