Benue Catechist caught with lover’s corpse flees
A Catechist of St. Martins Parish Mbape in Adikpo deanery, Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State, assigned to work at St. Augustine Zone, Job Mbahura, Oliver Vershima has been reportedly taken to his heels following the death of his lover.
According to The PUNCH, the catechjst was said to have been caught with the corpse of a woman suspected to be his lover when he was planning to dispose of the lady’s body but still escaped.
A community source who simply identified himself as Terhemba told newsmen early hours of Tuesday that the incident happened around 7 pm Saturday.
“On questioning him, it was discovered that he (Oliver) had impregnated the lady and they tried to terminate the pregnancy but in the process, the lady lost her life early hours of the day (Saturday).
“To conceal this, the catechist hid the dead body inside his room until nightfall so he could take the body out of the village and possibly run away.
“Unfortunately for him, he was caught while trying to carry the body out of the village but he later escaped in the melee,” Terhemba said.
It was said that the identity of the lady was yet to be ascertained, but Terhemba revealed that the lady came from a neighboring community.
The Command’s Spokesman, SP, Catherine Anene while confirming the incident, said that the corpse of the lady had been recovered and deposited at the hospital morgue.
Anene said, “Corpse of the said young girl who was said to have visited her man friend was recovered and taken to the mortuary after a report was received but the said Oliver is yet to be seen as he brought the corpse out of his room and ran away.
The PPRO said that the investigation was ongoing as the cause of death is yet unknown.