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Photos: Nigerian Pastor Deported From Australia Kills Wife, Glo Employee Over Infidelity

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September 7, 2017 – Nigerian Pastor Deported From Australia Kills Wife, Glo Employee Over Infidelity…Stephen Akpata Arrested In Lagos

A Nigerian pastor deported from Australia, Stephen Ogho-Oghene Akpata, has been arrested by the police for killing his wife an employee of Glo Network, Onyinye, after making love to her for about an hour.

Akpata, who confessed to committing the dastardly act when paraded by the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Amba Asuquo, was arrested in Lagos following his failed attempt to flee to Ghana.

Asuquo said the incident was first reported to the police on August 16 at about 2pm when one Moses Awo complained that Onyinye, 33, failed to report to her place of work.

He said Awo told the police that some workers went to her apartment in search of her and discovered that the door was locked but that her television set was on and loud.

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Asuquo said a police team, who went to the apartment found the body of the deceased, who hailed from Abia State, in the pool of her blood.

He said: “The room was scattered and the deceased was lying dead facing the ground in a pool of blood. We recovered three quarter knickers, a park of canvass, one damaged pressing iron, a jean jacket, pen knife, pink underwear, a Nokia handset and a damaged wristwatch, from the scene”.

On how the deceased was killed, Amba said: “Marks of violence on the deceased’s head, face, neck and body revealed that the deceased was strangled with the pressing iron and its coil tied round her neck and stabbed with a knife to her death”.

He said after depositing the remains to a mortuary of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yenagoa, for autopsy, the police were faced with the Herculean task of unmasking the identity of the killer.

On how the police cracked the crime, he said: “The three quarter knickers had blood stains. We took it as a step towards the investigation. We tried to find out who was with the girl because we know that she had just contracted a registry marriage with someone, who turned out to be her husband and principal suspect in the case.

“We got in touch with the husband and he gave us the impression that he was out of town. He said he was on his way back and we kept talking to him for another two days. But he was plotting his own escape. We found out that prior to the incident, he had expended much money on the girl.

“They were moving from one hotel to the other. So, we got in touch to some of the hotels that he had lodged. We observed he didn’t own a car since he got deported from Australia. We identified the taxis that were extending services to him. We got one of the taxi drivers and he confirmed that he had seen the man wearing the same knickers.

“Some of the hotels confirmed they had seen the man wearing the same knickers. We were playing along with him to come in. Since he said he was in Lagos, we suspected that Ghana or Republic of Benin was the likely destinations for him.

“We got in touch with the embassies. He actually slept in Ghanaian Embassy but he later escaped back to Badagry. We got in touch with the police in there and later arrested him”.

Asuquo said the Inspector-General of Police provided all the equipment, connections and other resources used in tracking the suspect.

He said the suspect confessed that he made love to the deceased at about 5am to 6am on the fateful day before killing following suspicion of infidelity.

He said the suspect also revealed that he stabbed her with a knife on the neck and shoulder adding that he confessed to have served in various detention centers in Australia.

When asked why he killed his wife, Akpata, who said he spent 27 years in Australia, however, noted that he would not speak out his respect for his deceased wife and her family.



  1. uzoma

    September 7, 2017 at 7:37 PM

    Good police work. He was deported from Australia, have spent time in various detention centers in Australia and claimed to be a Pastor? no he is a yahoo guy. He has ran out of luck; now is his time for that gallows or firing squad. Common criminal


    September 7, 2017 at 10:14 PM


    • Ada

      September 8, 2017 at 5:43 AM

      Well said, madam. May God protect and guide us all from such men. Believe me they are all around us.

  3. fifelomo

    September 8, 2017 at 12:06 AM

    Is this one a pastor? Mchew, may soul of the lady rip.

  4. iron bar

    September 8, 2017 at 12:21 AM

    He is a demon with evil soul .period..firing squad .seconded


    September 8, 2017 at 4:43 AM

    My question is,doe his late wife really finds out de kind of person he is before they got married? De story is so sympathetic. RIP OYINYE

  6. Stagga

    September 8, 2017 at 12:28 PM

    Women are really at constant risk of losing their life nowadays in the hands of men.Except in some isolated instances such as domestic violence, many women die in the hands of Ritualists including Yahoo,Yahoo men.RIP to the dead

  7. Forike

    June 27, 2018 at 12:05 PM

    It is unfortunate that Onyinye’s family will have to put up with this mess her loss) for the rest of their lives without knowing who Stephen Akpata truly is. Stephen some how started his journey from New Zealand Bible school and ended up in Australia with his Nigerian wife and children. He may have been in prison for some criminal offences, and that’s what Nigerian Police and the media have to research or investigate in order to keep Nigerian public save. It was not Onyinye’s responsibility to dig up all this information before deciding to marry Stephen, and neither is that of her family members. Stephen was one of a kind in pastoral sphere.

    Lets keep praying that Nigerian Police will do their job by liaising with Australian Federal Police so as to get all court papers (facts and authentic documents) that were used to convict Stephen. This will help a court judge in Nigerian to put Stephen away for eternity, or if he court be allow to seek parole in the future. If the Police and media(Press) do not visit AFP we will continue to witness repeat this type atrocity which me cry.. eweeeh nwa (Onyinye) madu alaa mmoo. Ememere gi we hapu Nkita ikpurua ya dulaa omaricha nwaa na ala ili.

    Stephen was a seasoned and celebrated con man and only Pastors Luke Iwunze, Wilson Sedi, and the founding fathers of African Fellowship in Auckland City Elim Church of Ghanaian origin, such as Ben A. K. Darkwa could brief and assistance law enforcement agents and media in times like this.
    May onyinye’s Soul Rest in perfect PEACE.

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