In a shocking turn of events, the Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State was left reeling after a Prominent pastor, Pastor Alex Itedjere, was apprehended by the police for his alleged involvement in a gruesome crime.
Pastor Itedjere, the founder of the Wellspring of God Ministry, located at No. 4 Onomuke Street in Agbarha-Otor, stands accused of taking the life of an unidentified young girl.
The horrifying incident came to light on the morning of September 22, 2023, when the lifeless body of the victim was discovered inside Pastor Itedjere’s residence. The young girl had met a brutal and untimely demise, allegedly at the hands of the pastor, who is said to have used a machete in the commission of this heinous act. Additionally, it has been revealed that the pastor also destroyed his father’s shrine in the community, which has raised questions about the motive behind this gruesome crime.
Swift action from the community members played a pivotal role in apprehending the suspect. Outraged by the horrific incident, local youths took matters into their own hands and detained Pastor Itedjere before handing him over to the authorities. A video recording of the incident has circulated, depicting the pastor tied up with his hands and legs restrained while lying in floodwaters, surrounded by onlookers.
What makes this shocking incident even more perplexing is its proximity to Pastor Alex Itedjere’s controversial remarks on his Facebook page, where he appeared to voice support for internet fraudsters, often referred to as “yahoo boys.” The connection between his online advocacy and the alleged crime is currently under investigation.
As legal proceedings unfold and more information emerges, both the community and authorities find themselves grappling with the horrifying events that have transpired in the Ughelli North Local Government Area. The loss of a young life and the alleged involvement of a prominent pastor have sent shockwaves throughout the region, prompting profound questions about the underlying factors that may have contributed to this tragic incident.