Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Pastor arrested after Edo man dies during ‘deliverance’ prayer

It was a situation of deliverance session gone wrong on Okwanga Street around Uselu Quarters in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State on Tuesday after a 45-year-old man, identified as Osayande Ekhator, died ‎during a deliverance session in a Pentecostal church in the area.
It was gathered that the Ekhator had been taken to the church, Hope Ministry, also known as Holy Ghost Deliverance Centre, by his relatives on Monday, due to an undisclosed ailment.
It was, however, learnt that some residents heard a loud cry from the church and rushed there only to discover the lifeless body of the deceased in the church.
“I think he must have hit his head somewhere. I saw blood on his head‎ when his body was placed in a vehicle,” the resident said.
The father of the deceased, Pa Ekhator said, “They forced‎ him and tied him as usual and threw him down. From there, they carried a bucket full of water and poured it on his body.
“The mother asked why. They said that is what they 
usually do‎; that after struggling, they wanted him to have rest and cool down. After about five minutes, she came crying that Osayande is dead.”
But the sister of the deceased alleged that he was “beaten to death” by his deliverers, who had also planned to deposit his remains in a mortuary.
The Resident Pastor of the church, Mrs. Isoken  Ekundaye, denied the allegations.
“We don’t kill here. We don’t beat here. If they bring insane people, we heal,” Ekundaye said‎.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Stephen Onwochei, said the said pastor had been arrested while the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for investigation.


1 comment :

  1. Rella na your state na is the church not the one you attend Hahahahaha