A pastor, Nsikak Etim, who recently robbed a widow at husband’s burial in Akwa Ibom has been arrested by the Department of State Services.
Etim, who is the Founder and General Overseer of City of Reality Christian Centre, admitted to have stopped by a burial he was not invited to at Itung Mbang, Uruan Local Government Area and became attracted to the widow who was receiving generous gifts while the burial ceremony was on.
Tempted by the gifts, Etim confessed to have monitored till the bag containing over N600, 000 (six hundred thousand Naira), two cell phones belonging to the widow and her late husband, a cheque book with an ATM pin written at the edge of the cover, an ATM card and a briefcase containing the late husband’s documents, was handed over to the woman’s son for safe keeping.
According to him, he followed the young man to ascertain where the bag was kept and smartly made away with it as soon as he could.
The ‘man of god’ who hails from Enen Atai, Itu Local Government Area, immediately used the stolen cash to acquire a land in Uyo, emptied his victim’s account with the ATM card and pin number, handed over his victim’s late husband’s phone to his wife, while he made use of the widow’s phone.
The culprit, was reportedly tracked down by the DSS through the stolen phones and arrested while conducting a church session at his City of Reality Christian Centre, Ediene Ikot Obio Imo in Uyo.