A 55-year-old woman Eunice Odoba, wife of a pastor of the Lord’s Chosen Church was on Sunday found dead in Otukpo, Benue State.
Her younger brother Adobe Mac and cousin Ude Adole told PUNCH that her corpse was discovered when members did not see her in church and decided to check on her.
According to Mr Mac, a family meeting was held in the early hours of Sunday before her gruesome murder.
He stated, “When we finished the family meeting around 6.30 am yesterday (Sunday), she said she was rushing to church and I was the one who took her on my motorcycle and dropped her at the junction to her house and we parted.
“Only for me to receive a call from someone, who was working around her house around 3 pm that I should rush down to my sister’s house.
“On getting there, I saw some of her church members, who I later learned said that they did not see her in church, which was very unusual, and they decided to check her at home.
“I saw her lying down in a pool of her own blood and discovered that she was stabbed in the topmost part of her breast.”
The victim, who was the proprietress of Verda International School, Otukpo, lived alone while three children live outside the city.
The spokesperson of Benue police Catherine Anene told the newspaper she was yet to receive a report of the incident.