An unidentified pastor has reportedly been arrested following the death of a woman he had sex with under the guise of prayers.

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The incident occurred at about 5am on Monday, September 26 in Warri Delta state.

The sad occurrence is reportedly being kept secret by the woman's family as they plan to settle the issue amicably with the family of the pastor.

The pastor was reportedly arrested by the police from "B" Division in Warri immediately after the woman was reported dead.

When contacted concerning the issue, Divisional Police Officer of “B” Division, CSP Anieteh Eyoh, refused to make any comments on the matter.

However, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Celestina Kalu, revealed via a text message sent to Daily Post correspondents that the woman whose identity is yet to be discovered, died as a result of “Sudden” and “Unnatural death.”

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SP Kalu also noted that the woman collapsed due to her ill health soon after her visit to the pastor, who is reported to have rushed the deceased to the church for prayers immediately. She added that the woman's condition had worsened and was later confirmed dead.

The text message reads: “Case of sudden and unnatural death. A known woman by the family members as the friend of pastor, visited him but collapsed out of ill health. The pastor rushed her to the church for prayers. And moved her to the hospital when the condition got worse. She was confirmed dead later. B Division investigation told.”

Further investigations are reportedly underway while the pastor is being held in police custody.