A married gospel singer has reportedly died in a hotel room after a pastor she met on Facebook invited her for a show.
The police in Edo State is battling to unravel the cause of the sudden death of a gospel singer, Yvonne Omoarebokhae, who was found dead in a hotel in the Benin GRA, owned by a former lawmaker in the Edo State House of Assembly, where she allegedly lodged with a Lagos State based Pastor, Apostle Psalm Okpe, the General Overseer of the Fresh Oil Ministry.
Apostle Psalm Okpe of Fresh Oil Ministry
Credit: Fresh Oil TV
According to the deceased husband, Odion Omoarebokhae, his wife met Apostle Okpe on Facebook and after several months of chatting, he invited her last week Thursday to perform at a programme in Warri, Delta State, with the promise that she would also perform at different programmes he has coming up in Asaba and Benin City.
Odion said his wife had called him at about 10am on Friday, April 8, saying she soon be home but was surprised when at about 9.30pm that day, he got a call from the police that he should report at the Airport Police Division in Benin City.
“At about 9:30pm, the police used my wife's phone to call and invited me to report at the Airport Road police station. I waited for more than two hours at the police station until the police asked me to go home but I insisted on knowing the whereabouts of my wife.
The DPO later told me that my wife was picked at a hotel in the GRA and rushed to the Benin Central Hospital where she was confirmed dead.
I am yet to see the corpse of my wife to know what happened and who is responsible for her death. We have a three-year old baby at home.”
The State Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, in a statement, said his men have commenced investigations into the cause of the woman's death as well as the fact that the pastor has been arrested.
“It is under investigation. The man is married and the woman is married. Not until a post-mortem is conducted, we cannot conclude what happened. I have asked the matter to be transferred to the State CID.”