A man of God who came to settle a quarrel between a hunter, his wife and the wife’s mother at Iwewe-Ichama communit in Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State, has been shot dead.
The pastor, identified as Ojobo, was killed by Idoko the hunter, on Friday. Idoko also injured three others who came to intervene in the marital squabble.
Hunter Idoko was about to shoot his mother-in-law for supporting her daughter when he shot and killed Pastor Ojobo.
Others who were injured, also came to rescue the mother-in-law.
Trouble started after Idoko’s wife cooked a bush meat he killed the previous day, even after he had warned her not to cook the meat. He said that he planned to sell it to raise money.
An eyewitness said that after realising his wife had cooked the meet, Idoko got angry. The couple started quarreling and it snowballed into something else.
The angry hunter, in a blind rage, grabbed his hunting rifle and threatened to shoot his mother-in-law for supporting her daughter. The woman raised the alarm, attracting neighbours. The pastor was one of those that rushed to the scene.
The pastor tried to rescue the mother-in-law from Idoko’s grip, but Idoko suddenly pulled the trigger. The pastor reportedly died of gunshot wound on the spot.
Anger na big problem o…Sigh!