A Nigerian pastor whose name has been identified as Folayemi Richard has been arrested by the Nigerian police force after it was reported that he had beaten his wife to a pulp which resulted in she going into a coma.
The pastor who head the Victor Church, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria stayed with his pregnant wife in a house but could not control his anger after they had a minor misunderstanding.
An informant who lived close to the pastor and his wife in a report to the police revealed that the lady had complained about she being abused by her husband sometime in January when the incident happened.
She quoted the woman saying;
Last year, September 26, we got married, and we’ve been living together as husband and wife. When our wedding was one month old, that was when a terrible crisis occurred. We had a disagreement.
Suddenly, he ordered me to stand up and that he would take me to a hospital, where he would dump me. He started insulting my parents; I cautioned him. He slapped me and began to beat me.
He got a cable wire which we use for speakers in the church and beat me. I started shouting for help. I became so weak. I dashed out of the house; he followed me and started dragging me on the ground, saying he did not want the marriage again.
At this time, people had already gathered and were begging him. He locked me out and went to my parents.
When he came back again, he ordered me to leave his home.”
The Nigerian police have since arrested the young pastor for laying hands on a pregnant woman and have started investigations into the matter.