Female gospel singer, Mrs. Yvonne Omoarebokhae, who died in a hotel in Benin, owned by a former lawmaker in the Edo State House of Assembly, was allegedly lodged into the hotel by a Lagos-based Pastor whose name was given as Apostle Psalm Okpe of the Fresh Oil Ministry.
Husband of the deceased, Odion, who spoke to journalists in Benin, said his wife met Apostle Okpe on Facebook and after several months of chatting, the man of God invited his wife to perform at his programme to be held in Benin, Warri and Asaba.
He said he was aware of everything about the arrangement concerning the programme and his wife’s involvement.
“My wife left for Warri on Thursday to perform at the program, and on Friday morning at about 10:00 am, she called to inform me that she would be home soon.
“I did not hear from her again until at about 9:30 pm, when the police used my wife’s phone to call and invite me to 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 an 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 want happened and who is responsible for her death. We have a son that will turn three on June 25,” he narrated.
Investigation however revealed that the pastor has been arrested and is helping police with the investigation.
When contacted on phone, the State Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, confirmed the death of the woman. “We are not looking for anyone. We have everything to conclude our 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,” he said, adding that, a post mortem examination will confirm the cause of death.