‘I caught a pastor on top of my girlfriend and I set them on fire’




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A 40-year- jealous lover, Etifa Obukulubu, set ablaze his estranged girlfriend and a pastor ablaze at Igbogene area of Bayelsa State October, narrated to newsmen yesterday that he caught both of them on a bed having a romp.

Obukulubu, among 45 suspects of various crimes paraded by Bayelsa State , said he acted anger after peeping through window to see pastor on of his girlfriend.

The Guardian had first how the pastor, working with the New Baptist Church and a female assistant were burnt to death when Obukulubu set the home of the pastor on fire over suspicion of infidelity.

Narrating to newsmen at the , the estranged lover said: “ due to anger that I carried out the arson. We have been dating for four years and this year, between October 30 and 31, I realised that girlfriend always going to the pastor’ house each time I not at home.

“When I found out the affair between the pastor and girlfriend, I became angry and all I could think of at the time was to set them ablaze. was anger that made me set them ablaze. I caught them red-handed sleeping on the bed after I peep through the window,” he said.

Among those paraded were five suspects arrested over their involvement the last month invasion of the country home of the former governor of the state, Seriake Dickson, and killing of a police inspector at Toru Orua community of Sagbama Local Government Area.

Also paraded was a 41-year- worker of the state Ministry of Education, was arrested over alleged of a lady that just completed her mandatory National Youths Service Corps ().

The Commissioner for Police, Mike Okoli, while parading the suspects, said though crime could not be totally eradicated in the country, the police were on of their game to checkmate and arrest perpetrators of such crimes.

He said due to intelligence gathering and investigations, the police arrested the five suspects that invaded the home of the former governor in search for hidden money purportedly kept in a church in the residence.

Okoli also said the command would have no mercy for suspects involved in and defilement.

On the repeated cult clashes in Yenagoa, the state capital, the police boss confirmed the arrest of two leaders of rival cult groups known as the Greanlanders and Bobos.