Female evangelist found dead in Bishop’s hotel room

A 43-year female Evangelist, Happiness Echieze a mother of three whose husband resides in Bayelsa State has been found dead in a hotel room in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State, shortly after checking in with a Bishop.

Penpushing reports that the Bishop identified as Timothy Otu said to be the General Overseer of Agape Evangelical Ministry, where the woman was also a member had checked into the Jubilee Guest House together

The Abia State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Maureen Chinaka, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, said the Pentecostal cleric as at the time of filing this report has been arrested, adding that incident occurred at about 9:25 p.m. on 12 August, 2023

Penpushing further reports that Chinaka, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, in the statement explained that a man, believed to be a worker in the hotel, Godwin Akpan, reported to Isiala-Ngwa Police Divisional Headquarters.

The hotel worker told the police, that when he entered the hotel room at about 12:00 a.m. the same day he discovered the body of the female evangelist, and she was found unclothed, with white substance emanating from her mouth

‘She was found unclothed, and a white substance was emanating from her mouth and nose. The clergyman was absent from the scene. We wish to convey that the suspected individual in this case has been apprehended. The case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigations,” she stated.

Penpushing  also reports that the police spokesperson added that the police have begun investigations into the incident and that the corpse had been moved from the hotel to a mortuary in Aba, in Abia State, stressing that an autopsy would be conducted on the victim’s body to ascertain the cause of her death.

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