A Pastor of a New Generation church, Shalom Mercy Ministry, Chris Simon Amadi is now cooling his heels in police custody after he allegedly strangled his 30 -years-old wife, Solution to death, and allegedly attempted to run away.
Family sources told journalists that the incident happened on Tuesday, November 9 in their home at Mbodo Community, Aluu, Rivers State, after a disagreement over fees payment in his wife’s school.
The School was reportedly established by the late Solution before her marriage to the Pastor in 2012. According to reports, trouble started when Solution confronted Amadi on why he drove some pupils of her school away from the classroom over failure to pay their school fees without first checking their records with her.
Solution’s elder brother, Odinaka Opurum, said his now-deceased sister felt embarrassed when the affected parents started calling to complain about her husband’s action.
“The husband went to the school and started driving pupils away for allegedly failing to pay school fees. When parents now called the wife to ask why she drove their kids away even after paying, she appealed they should not be angry that she will find out from her husband.
When she got to the house, they started quarreling again and the husband started beating her. He then strangled her to the point when she collapsed and became unconscious. When he saw that she was no longer breathing, he rushed her to a clinic close to their house, the clinic confirmed her dead and referred him to UPTH to be sure.
Instead of taking her to UPTH as they advised, he took her to the house, covered her with wrapper, packed some clothes in a bag, locked all the doors, and attempted to run away.” Her brother also said the incident was not the first time the Amadi would beat his sister. He said it has been recurring and his sister out of love and as the marriage Counselor in their church decided to endure in order not to set a bad example for young girls. He said his family was seeking Justice.
The deceased left behind four kids.