Pastor Solomon Diya attached to the living Faith church, Okuokoko, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, has reportedly fled after trying to kill his 17-year-old house help.
According to Sahara Reporters, the help, favour was severely attacked on the head by her boss for using a tin of milk to drink garri.
A member of the church told the publication that the pastor and his wife were serial abusers of the girl.
The source 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 invading 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 how the pastor and his wife keep maltreating this girl. It will happen no more.”
When contacted by the publication, Diya refused to comment.
However, the leadership of the living Faith church promised to report the suspect to the police.