A young man who beheaded a pastor says he will do it again.
Cyril Ojar, a 27-year-old man, has proven to be an unrepentant criminal as he told police operatives at the Cross River State Police Command in Calabar, that given the chance, he would still commit the same crime that took him there in the first place.
Ojar, a resident of Old Netim in Akamkpa Local Government Area of the state, has been accused of murdering a man of God, Pastor James Eni, the Overseer of an Evangelical Church in the area, but the defiant killer shocked the police by saying:
"In case of next time, I will do it again."
While parading the suspect for allegedly beheading the pastor after he was caught while attempting to rob the man's home, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Hogan Bassey, said that Ojar was a hardened criminal who has been breaking into houses in Old Netim.
“When he went to the pastor’s house to steal for the second time, after he stole from the place the previous Friday, it angered the pastor who chased him. But Cyril overpowered the man and cut off his head.”
After killing the pastor, Cyril escaped to Akwa Ibom State but was traced to his hideout by the police, who arrested and brought back to Akamkpa, where he committed the act and from there to the police headquarters."
But in his defence, the suspect said he was only strolling past the pastor residence when the deceased chased him with a cutlass with which he collected and cut off his head:
“I went to stroll near his house on Friday, but there was nobody in the house. I went there again on Sunday afternoon and he saw me and chased me. He cut me in the head with a machete.
When he tried to cut me again, I wrestled with him and both of us fell on the ground. I collected the knife and murdered him.
To teach the man a lesson, I killed him. In case of next time, I will do it again.”