The police in Anambra State, south-East Nigeria, have reportedly launched a manhunt for a charismatic pastor, identified as Everitus, for allegedly beating his wife, Fidelia, to death.
It was learnt that Everitus, who is also an ex-boxer attacked his wife during a disagreement at their home in Uli, in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Fidelia had demanded money for Christmas food from the husband when an argument ensued between them.
As the argument degenerated, the retired boxer was alleged to have beaten the wife to a pulp.
The matter was said to have been reported to the police at the Ihiala division as some youths vented their anger on the suspect’s country house in Amamputu village, in the same council area.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Nkiruka Nwode, however, said the report had yet to get to her office.
An eyewitness, who do not want to be identified told PUNCH that the mob set Everitus’ country house ablaze after the incident occurred on boxing day.
He said, “The man and the wife had been married for some time now. They usually have disagreements. The man was a retired boxer who has become a pastor of a charismatic church.
“The wife, who is a trader in Ekeagbagba Market, had asked him for money that she wanted to prepare food for Christmas.
“That was what started the fight. He beat her to death over the issue. The man is on the run, while the case has been reported to the police.”