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A female gospel singer, Yvonne Omoarebokhae, has been found dead in a hotel owned by a former lawmaker in the Edo State House of Assembly.

She allegedly lodged into the hotel with a Lagos based Pastor whose name was given as Apostle Psalm Okpe of the Fresh Oil Ministry.

Husband of the deceased, Odion, said his wife met Apostle Sam on Facebook and after several months of chatting, his late wife was invited last week Thursday by the Pastor to perform in Warri, Delta State.

gospel artiste invited by Pastor found dead in hotel

Odion said Apostle Sam claimed to have programme in Warri, Asaba and Benin City where his wife was to perform, The Nation reports.

He said his wife called him at about 10am last Friday that she would be home soon.

His words: “At about 9:30pm, the police used my wife’s phone to call and invited me to report at 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.

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“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 want happened and who is responsible for her death. We have a three-year old baby at home.”

It was gathered that the pastor has been arrested.

Yvonne Omoarebokhae photo

Edo Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, confirmed the death of the woman and said the matter was under investigation.

His words, “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.”

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