EKITI: Pastor Abiodun Sunday Oluwadare Allegedly Strangles Wife To Death


 EKITI: Pastor Abiodun Sunday Oluwadare Allegedly Strangles Wife To Death

Pastor Abiodun Sunday Oluwadare Allegedly Strangles Wife To Death

The police in Ekiti State have arrested a man, Pastor Abiodun Oluwadare, for allegedly killing his pregnant wife, Tosin Oluwadare. 
Sources said that the man, popularly known as 'Araina' (thunder of fire), strangled Tosin to death allegedly for ritual purposes at about 9pm on November 19, 2023.

Oluwadare, also referred to as Ara-ina, perpetrated the horrible murder in Ido Ile in the state’s Ekiti West Local Government Area. He has now been taken into custody by the police.

It was said that prior to becoming a preacher, he was a well-known herbalist.

Oluwadare was reportedly assigned to a well-known church on Ido Mountain, where he had previously been banished prior to this unpleasant episode.

The deceased step brother, Mr Samuel Ibironke, said, “Afer killing my sister, he called my wife who is an health worker to come and assist him only for my wife to get there and discovered that he strangled my sister to death.

” He was allegedly caught with the corpse on his way out of the town to go and evacuate the foetus in his dead wife’s womb without the parents approval before he was stopped at Ita-Ido. From there he was taken to the police post in Ido-Ile and later to Ekiti West Police Division before he was later transferred to the homicide section of the state command.”

Earlier this year, the suspect was alleged to have abducted a child on the mountain where he was working and this led to his sacking by the authority of the church in charge of the prayer mountain, but he was later Forgiven and reinstated.

“He was legally married to Mrs Adeyemi Adetola Oluwadare, who already had two grown up children for him before he allegedly killed her with an eight month pregnancy.”

The mother of the deceased was said to be in a coma since the death the pastor’s wife who was said be her only child.

In his reaction, the traditional ruler of the town, Olojudo of Ido-Ile, Oba Aderemi Obaleye, said, “It is a very sad occurrence which nearly set the town on fire because the youth went on rampage in protest against the so-called pastor. I want the authorities to investigate the matter and bring the culprit to book so as to serve as a deterrent to others.”

The suspect has been taken into custody, according to DSP Abutu, the Ekiti State Command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), who confirmed the event on Sunday.

After the inquiry is over, he added, the case has been turned over to the state CID, which has started a probe. He also mentioned that the suspect, Wii, would be charged in court.

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