A self-proclaimed evangelist, Chukwuemeka Obijofa has been paraded alongside other criminals at the Nigeria Police Force headquarters in Amawbia, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Speaking with reporters at the force headquarters, Obijofa who was arrested for killing his legally married wife and their child said he unconsciously committed the crime after he found out his wife was cheating on him.
Explaining what lead to the incident, the suspect revealed that he returned home from work on that faithful day just to found out there was no food enough for them at home to eat. Obijofa said he decided to go out of the house to get money from one of his clients.
However, upon his return, he met his wife with two grown-up men in their apartment.
He said: “I came back from work and found out that the food they have was not enough for them. I stepped out to collect money from a client so I can get something for them.
“But when I came back later, I discovered she wasn’t alone at home. She was with two men that I don’t know. When I tried to enquire who they were, she asked me to keep quiet that she would explain later. She later took me to the room for explanations.
“Before I could come out, the guys have left without informing us. I became angrier. My wife was trying to calm me down but I couldn’t bear it due to the level of love and trust I have for her.”
The suspect confessed to have gone straight to a place to take some Indian hemp to calm his spirit from the shock of learning that his wife is cheating on him. He said the hemp, however, worsen the situation by making him lost his conscience.
“As I was about to leave, I told her that I’m leaving the house for her and her boyfriends who she’s preferred and more comfortable with.
“I went straight to where I took some hemp to calm myself and feel relieved. But unexpectedly, I found out that the hemp even made it worse that I lost my conscience. I couldn’t behave like a human being again.
“It became obvious to me that another demon or extraordinary spirit has possessed me. Besides, nobody was around to control me. I didn’t know what else that happened till I opened my eyes to find out that I’ve killed my wife.
He said: “I opened my eyes in the police station and found out that I’m responsible for killing my wife and my son. I killed her out of anger after I found out that she’s been cheating on me for long. I didn’t believe it because of the level of love and trust I have for her.
The suspect who was paraded on Saturday, February 6 said he was ordained in 2012 as an evangelist.
According to him, if he prays it usually comes to pass. He admitted to having begun to fall out from God’s mercy after shunning advice from his pastor.
He said: “My pastor warned me that a day is coming when I’ll face the consequences. He said his God didn’t want me to pay the supreme price.
“But I couldn’t believe it until today I’m giving this message to those it has not happened to. Please, whatever government declared contraband, especially hard drugs, please steer clear from them. It has a way of impacting another spirit in you.”
In another news, an argument over non-payment of house rent has led to the death of a hundred level (ND 1) student of the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri, Naija News reports.