Pastor Alimi Victor of the Deeper Life Bible Church in Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi State has been hacked to death.
He was said to be on his way home from a church service at Okaito area on Kabba-Okene road in Kogi, when he was abducted and hacked to death by his assailants.
It was learnt that the death of the pastor may not be unconnected with issues arising from a grant scheme that he was allegedly involved in.
The handlers of the scheme were said to have refused to disburse the grant to the beneficiaries as stipulated by its promoters.
Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of the pastor, which occurred on March 10.
The state Police Public Relation Officer(PPRO), SP Williams Aya, confirmed that the body of the cleric was found inside a pit along the route of his church, few days after he was declared missing.
He added that the command went after the suspects, and that intelligence has led to the arrest of three suspects.
According to him, the three suspects are already undergoing interrogation at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
Aya, however, declined to reveal the identities of the suspects, saying that police were still making efforts to track more persons. (Daily Trust