A Living Faith Church Pastor in Delta State, Solomon Diya, has been accused of attempting to murder his 17-year-old female househelp, Favour.
According to SaharaReporters, the clergyman has absconded after the alleged crime was committed.
Diya, whose church is around Okuokoko in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, allegedly injured Favour severely on the head for using a tin of milk to eat cassava flakes popularly known as garri.
A Warri-based human rights activist, Israel Joe, who reported the incident claimed that the pastor has refused to honour police invitation and is nowhere to be found.
He said, “Pastor Solomon Diya has allegedly made attempt on the life of his home help on Tuesday, April 5. The issue was reported and we directed that the girl be rushed to the hospital.
“The suspect has been invited by the police in Orerokpe but he’s evading arrest and if by Monday he refused to turn himself up to the police, we shall obtain a warrant of arrest on him. When did using a tin of milk to drink garri constitute an offence of attempting to kill her?
“Can the pastor treat his own children that way if they also use his tin of milk? The mother of the girl arrived from Imo State today and we shall all ventilate our grievances accordingly. All the neighbours have complained about how the pastor and his wife keep maltreating this girl. It will happen no more,” he said.
As of the time of reporting this story, the pastor had refused to comment on the issue when contacted
Also, Winners' management has yet to fulfil their promise to turn the suspect over to the police.