The Rivers State Police Command on Monday said an investigation had commenced to track down the suspects who killed a mother of two, Chigbewejim Steward, in Abarikpo community, in the Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Punch Metro gathered that suspected members of the Iceland cult group abducted Chigbewejim to an undisclosed location in the community where she was gang-r3ped to death.
It was learnt that Chigbewejim’s family, while frantically searching to locate her whereabouts, discovered her remains in the location where the suspects perpetrated the crime.
The discovery threw the family members of the mother of two into mourning as members of the community condemned the incident.
Speaking to Punch correspondent on Monday, Chigbewejim’s husband, Lawyer, who was said to be a pastor, said a known cultist in the community, identified simply as Sunday, was behind the attack, adding that the cultist accused his wife of gossiping about him.
He said, “I am the husband of Chigbejim, who was murdered yesterday by a group of boys. After raping her, they murdered her. I am not a cultist; I am an Assistant Pastor in charge of evangelism at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Abarikpo.
“She gave birth to three children but one of the children is late. My daughter is seven, and the little boy is three-years-old. One boy, Sunday, a cultist, claimed he slaughtered my wife because people told him my wife usually talked against him. That is the reason he gave for murdering her.”
The bereaved husband, while demanding justice for his wife’s death, urged security agencies in the state to track down her killers.