Pastor of a new generation church, Shalom Mercy Ministry located in Aluu, Ikwerre Local Government Area, Chris Simon Amadi is now cooling his heels in police custody after he allegedly strangled his 30 years old wife, Solution Amadi to death and allegedly attempted to run away.
Family sources told Newsmen the incident happened on Tuesday in their home at Mbodo Community, Aluu after a disagreement over school fees payment in his wife’s school.
Findings revealed that troubled started when his wife, now deceased confronted him for driving some of her pupils from school for failing to pay on time, without first checking with her.
Her elder brother, Odinaka Opurum, said his now deceased sister felt embarrassed when affected parents started calling to complain about her husband’s action.
The school, Solution International School was reportedly established by the late Mrs. Solution Amadi before her marriage to the pastor in 2012.
“The husband went to the school (Tuesday November, 10) and started driving pupils away for failing to pay school fees. When parents now called the wife to ask why she drove their kids away even after paying, she appealed they should not be angry that she will find out from her husband.
“When she got to the house, they started quarreling again and the husband started beating her. He then started to strangle her to the point she collapsed and became unconscious.
When he saw she was no longer responding, he rushed her to a clinic close to their house, the clinic confirmed her dead and referred him to UPTH to be sure. Instead of taking her to UPTH as they advised, he took her to the house, covered her with wrapper, packed some clothes in a bag, locked all the doors and attempted to run away.”
Her brother also said, the incident was not the first time the pastor would beat his sister. He said it has been recurring and his sister out of love and the position of Marriage counsellor which she occupies in church, decided to endure in order not to set a bad example for young girls.
Her family is currently seeking justice.
The marriage between the pastor and the deceased, which was solemnized in 2012 was blessed with four children, two boys and two girls.