Pastor Ime Etim, the G.O of Jesus Covenant Bible Ministries, was found murdered inside a gutter, on Friday, February, 3, 2017, at the back of Fidelity Bank Plc, close to Nwayi-Imo bus stop,Nnewi Anambra State,after a private vigil on Thursday night. His body was discovered by his son.
The incident is said to have happened in the early hours of Friday, 3rd February and the news has since spread round the town like wild bush fire, with many people rushing to behold the lifeless body
of the pastor who is an indigene of Akwa Ibom State.
The church of the deceased is located at the back of Fidelity Bank Plc, close to Nwayi-Imo bus stop.
Sources claimed that the pastor, an easy going fellow had gone to his church for a private vigil on Thursday night before he met his untimely death in the hands of his assailants.
The pastor, who is in his forties , it was gathered that was living in Nnewi with his first son who incidentally discovered the lifeless body of his father in a gutter in front of the church while the wife and other children are living in his home town in Akwa-Ibom state.
What has been agitating the minds of the residents of the industrial town is what could be responsible for the brutal assassination of a pastor who has just gone for a prayer.
A respondent, who identified himself as Thomson said he is a member of the deceased’s church and wondered what his beloved pastor could have done wrong to deserve being brutally murdered. “Look at our church at the second floor, nothing give the impression that there was any form of struggling, his
bible, eye glasses and other things on the table appeared to indicate any form of violence.
“His dead body was seen this morning with his hand and leg tied behind him and some that look like a nylon was also used to tie his mouth. I suspect he must have been killed somewhere before he was dumped inside the gutter in front of his church.”