By Ganiyat Ganiyu
Popular Benin-based female 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.
Late Yvonne according to report met Pastor Okpe on Facebook where they started their affairs for months before Yvonne could perform at Okpe’s programmes in Benin, Asaba and Warri.
According to Yvonne’s husband, Mr Odion, his wife left home last Friday to perform at 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,”
“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,”
“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.”
He confirmed that he knew about his wife chatting with the pastor and the arrangement to meet at the hotel.
Pastor Okpe has however been arrested by the police for alleged murder of Mrs Yvonne Omoarebokhae.
The State Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, speaking with the press said: “It is under investigation. The both parties are married to their respective spouses, not until a post mortem is conducted, we cannot conclude what happened.
I have asked the case to be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID).