Abia State Police Command has confirmed the death of a female evangelist, Happiness Echieze in an Aba guest house, saying that that it was a suspected case of murder.
This is even as several online news accounts in the state have claimed that the female evangelist died in the guest house during alleged ‘marathon sex’ with an acclaimed bishop of a pentecostal church, Bishop Timothy Otu.
Confirming the development on Thursday, Abia State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Maureen Chioma Chinaka said that on August 13, one Mr Godwin Akapan, who resides at Jubilee Guest House in Ovom village in Obingwa LGA reported LGA, reported to the Isialangwa Police Division that an incident had occurred.
According to the police statement, “It was revealed that on the evening of August 12, 2023, around 09:25 PM, a clergyman named Timothy Otu (male), associated with Agape Evangelical Ministry at Obikabia Junction in Obingwa LGA, had checked into the guest house along with a woman named Happiness Echieze (female) from Isialangwa LGA, Abia State. Happiness Echieze was 43 years of age.
“Further details provided by Mr. Akpan indicated that on the same date, around 12:00 am he entered the hotel room of the aforementioned clergyman and discovered the lifeless body of Happiness Echieze. She was found unclothed, and a white substance was emanating from her mouth and nose. Regrettably, the clergyman was absent from the scene”, the Abia Police said.
The statement informed the public that immediate preliminary investigations have been launched into the matter, adding that the deceased’s body has been transported from the location and is currently at the SDA Mortuary in Aba, awaiting an autopsy examination.
The police statement explained that that the bishop has been nabbed while the matter had been transfered to the State Criminal Investigation Department, CID for discreet investigations even as termed the incident a suspected murder case.
But before the police reports, several online media houses in Abia State had claimed that the late Evangelist Happiness Echieze died in the guest house during a sexual intercourse with Pastor Timothy Otu, who was alleged believed to be his lover even before the burble burst.
The stories also had it that the dead Evangelist had five children while her husband was allegedly based in Bayelsa State.
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