A Pentecostal pastor (pictured) has been arrested on suspicion of killing two children of his female church member in Delta State.
Founder of Triumphant World International Church, Abraka, Apostle Austin Eduviere ( his church and car pictured right) sold a bottle of ‘sanctified water’ for N1, 800 (One thousand Eight Hundred Naira) to a female member of his congregation, which he claimed to be cure-all having prayed on it.
Last Friday morning at 4.30am, 9-month-old Prayer Clement and 2-year-old Wisdom Clement died a short time after their 25-year-old mother, Ese Oghenevwe gave them the ‘sanctified water’ to drink.
Police source told orijoreporter that Ese’s husband brought the attention of police to the incident, and being the first suspect, his wife was subsequently arrested.
Her Pastor, Apostle Eduviere (pictured below with his wife), a Delta State University alumnus was also arrested. In his statement, it was said that he explained that the ‘sanctified water’ was a mixture of water and salt which he sold to people for N1,850.00 for healing of various sicknesses after praying for them.