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General News of Saturday, 30 July 2022


27-year-old pastor, Joseph Fekala kills his girlfriend, buries her inside his room

Joseph Fekala murdered his girlfriend, Kate Ogwoh Joseph Fekala murdered his girlfriend, Kate Ogwoh

A 27-year-old man identified as Joseph Fekala, has murdered his 26-year-old girlfriend, Kate Ogwoh.

Reports indicate that Joseph is a youth pastor in a Pentecostal church in Yenagoa.

He strangled his girlfriend to death at the Okaka surburb of Yengoa metropolis on July 29, 2022.

A source also revealed that he allegedly murdered the innocent lady over a N50,000 debt he was owing her for clothes she sold to him.

The source added that the deceased was a dealer in clothes.

“She used to sell clothes. The suspect was owing her N50,000 and she went to get the money from him yesterday (Thursday).

“No one heard from her until this (Friday) morning when her mother went looking for her at the man’s house and saw the shallow grave. That was when she raised the alarm.

“Until her death, she was a member of Christ Embassy Church in Yenagoa while Joseph was a youth pastor in a Pentecostal church.

“He is not a ‘Yahoo Boy’ as being speculated in some quarters,” the source said.

The spokesman for the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, a Superintendent of Police, confirmed the incident.

“Joseph Fekala, 27, of Ikebiri community, but residing at Okaka, strangled one Kate Ogwoh, female, 26 years to death on July 28, 2022.

“He buried the deceased in a shallow grave in his bedroom.

“The suspect was arrested following a tip off by neighbours on July 29, 2022, at about 0800 hours.

“He is being detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID). Investigation is ongoing,” he said.


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