Pastor murdered by armed robbers in Benin

by Iyobosa Omoregie

Armed robbers have reportedly killed a pastor during a robbery operation, in Benin.

Godfrey Agbonwaneten, pastor in charge of Evidence of the Gospel Church, Benin, was murdered in Okhunmwun community, Ovia North-East LGA of Edo State.

The pastor was shot dead in the wee hours of Tuesday, December 9, by armed robbers, who raided some areas in the community.

Agbonwaneten’s wife, Jane recounted the incident, saying that the robbers gained entry into their apartment by removing the burglary proofing and the window louvres.

She said: “My husband woke me up at 2.30a.m., when the armed robbers were in the next compound. Before we knew it, they had started breaking our window. I cannot recall what happened and why he went into the room. Suddenly, I heard his cry and when I got there, I found him in a pool of his blood.”

Agbonwaneten ‘s body has been taken to the mortuary, while the police, after visiting the scene of the incident, have commenced investigations.

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