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The Abia State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of the general overseer of Agape Evangelical Ministries, Aba, Bishop Timothy Otu, over the death of a female Evangelist of the church who allegedly died during a sex romp in an hotel room.
Maureen Chinaka who is the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state made this known on Thursday in a statement obtained by The Eastern Updates.
The statement explained that Otu was said to have lodged into the hotel at about 9.30pm on August 12, 2023, with the deceased, Happiness Echieze, who was said to be married with five children.
At about 11pm, it was gathered that Otu, who was arrested while delivering a sermon in the church the next day, informed the receptionist that he was going out to buy food but never returned.
The Eastern Updates further gathered that on becoming suspicious of the movement of the Bishop based on the time, the hotel manager decided to look into the room.
According to the statement, ‘He went into the room and found the naked body of the Evangelist lying lifeless on the bed with foam coming out of her mouth and nose.’
The statement added that the body of the late Evangelist had been deposited in a mortuary, while preliminary investigations had been launched to unravel the circumstances surrounding her death.
Reports had it that the deceased (names withheld) had allegedly lodged with the amorous Bishop in a popular Guest House located around Ogbor Hill side of the commercial city of Aba.
The married lady evangelist was said to be one of the Bishop’s pillars in his Church/Prayer Ministry.
According to the report, both lovers were said to have checked into the guest house on Saturday night, but around 11:00pm the Bishop was said to have sneaked out pretending that he was going to buy food.