Ebonyi State

Police Probe Popular Prophetess’ Death In Abakaliki

By Peter Jene

The Ebonyi Police Command, said the cause of death of a popular prophetess in Ebonyi, who was found dead along Ezza Road, Abakaliki recently is being investigated.

In a news conference in Abakaliki on Tuesday, Mrs Loveth Odah, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), said that investigation is ongoing to ascertain the actual cause of death of the deceased.

The deceased, Mrs Felicia Agwu, a native of Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi, was found dead along Ezza Road area of Abakaliki, according to police report.

Agwu was a popular prophetess in one of the new generation churches, while her ministry is located in Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi.

“A woman in her early 50s was found lying lifeless along the Ezza Road axis of Abakaliki on May 18, when a good-spirited Nigerian called the attention of the command, which quickly mobilised to the scene.

“Our men got to the scene, took the woman to the hospital, where she was confirmed dead by a medical expert.

“The cause of her death is yet unknown, but we have launched investigation to ascertain the real cause of death.

“There were no injuries found on her body to establish a case of criminal attack on the deceased, so, for now we are having a case of ‘sudden’ death until we conclude our investigation.

“We implore the family of the deceased and the public with vital information that would help the police in their investigation, to contact the command,” Odah said.

However, there are reports that the deceased was recently treated of hernia and was still recuperating before embarking on the journey from Oshiegbe in Ezza North, when she met her sudden death.