Benin-based gospel singer Yvonne Omoarebokhae was found dead in a hotel room in Benoni, Benin, Edo State, after she allegedly spent the night with a Lagos-based pastor, Apostle Psalm Okpe of Fresh Oil Ministry.
From reports, the late Yvonne met Pastor Okpe on Facebook where they kicked off a relationship which went on for months, before they agreed for Yvonne to perform at Okpe’s programmes in Warri, Asaba and Benin.
According to Yvonne’s husband, his wife left home last Friday for the event. “At about 9:30 pm, the police used my wife phone to call and invited me to report at the Airport Road police station,” the man told the press. “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,” the bereaved man continued, adding, “I am yet to see the corpse of my wife to know want happen and who is responsible for her death. We have a three-year-old baby at home.”
Meanwhile, Pastor Okpe has been arrested. Speaking with the press, the State Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, 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.”