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A Federal Court in Benin yesterday, sentenced a housewife Eniobong Isonguyo and her pastor concubine, Prince Udoka Ukachukwu, to death for murdering her husband, Engr. Victor Gabriel Isonguyo.
During proceedings, the prosecuting lawyer explained to the court how the deceased was murdered by the convicts so he won’t be aware of the relationship that exists between the pastor and her wife, then subsequently the pregnancy.
The wife had already planned everything with the pastor by explaining the route her husband will take to work and how the pastor should wait there to carry out the dastardly act.
When the husband showed up at this route, he gave the pastor a ride not knowing he has an ulterior motive. During the course of the journey, the pastor hit the husband with a very sharp object until he was unconscious and opened the fuel tank, let out some fuel before burning him helplessly beyond recognition.
It was proven that properties worth millions of naira belonging to the late husband were given to the pastor by the housewife.
The Judge while delivering his judgment maintained that the prosecuting counsel was able to prove beyond doubt that the pastor killed the man and burnt him beyond recognition.
He later sentenced both the pastor and the wife to death by hanging.
However, Mrs. Isonguyo denied being in a relationship with the Pastor, she said:
“When I did not see my husband I ran to the Pastor because we have known for a very long time. I took my husband’s new car to him to sow as a seed in the church so that my husband will be found. I told him to take it to the church but I didn’t know that he went and changed the number plates. I had to ask him to pray harder because I loved my husband and I don’t want anything to happen to him. I did not kill my husband because I loved him.”
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