A female gospel musician, who met a pastor on the social media platform, Facebook, has died in company of the pastor in Benin City, Edo State.
The woman, whose name was given as Mrs Yvonne Omoarebokhae, was found dead in a hotel in Benoni area of the Government Reservation Area in Benin.
She was said to have lodged in the hotel along with the pastor, whose name was given as Apostle Psalm Okpe. According to the husband of the deceased, Odion, his wife met Apostle Sam on Facebook and after some months of chatting, the pastor, last Thursday, invited his late wife over for a performance in Asaba, Warri and Benin.
He added that the last time he spoke with his wife was at about 10:00a.m. on Friday when she told him that she would soon be home.
He said that at about 9:30p.m. on Friday, the police used his late wife’s phone number to call him that he should report at Airport Road police station in Benin
He said, “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.”
Edo State police commissioner, Chris Ezike, confirmed the death of the woman, adding that the pastor has been arrested.
He said, “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.”