There was unease at a Cherubim and Seraphim church located at Ayedun, Akure, the Ondo State capital, after the lifeless body of a woman was found at the bottom of a well within the church premises.
The woman, identified as Funke Ojo, was found dead at the well on Sunday morning when residents came to draw water.
Members of the church who spoke with journalists were still in a quandary as to how the body got into the well.
They also confirmed that the woman, who was in her middle age, had no traces of mental problem, even though she was brought to the church for prayers because of “a problem she was going through.”
It was gathered that her mother had taken her to the church for prayers on Saturday night over some health issues.
She was said to have decided that she would pass the night at the church.
Some youth in the area were said to have assisted in the removal of the body from the well and handed it over to the family for burial.
Meanwhile, the pastor of the church, Segun Oriade, has been arrested by the Ondo State Police Command for interrogation.
The State Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO), Femi Joseph, who confirmed the incident, said the command had commenced an investigation into the matter.
He said the command would unravel “how and why the death of woman occurred.”
“The incident happened early this morning (Sunday). The deceased was sick and her mother took her to the church for prayer and later she (the deceased) went home and came back to the church late in the evening on Saturday,” Mr. Joseph explained.
“But her lifeless body was found inside the well on Sunday morning. Nobody can say anything about it for now but we have commenced the investigation into the matter.”
On the pastor, Mr. Joseph said, “He was invited to help us in our investigation.”
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Nigerian customs seize Indian hemp packed alongside coconuts, books
The Nigerian Customs Service , NCS, Ogun State Area Command has seized 88 coconut packs and 42 compressed book packs hiding Cannabis Sativa, also known as Indian Hemp in a creek along Idiroko-Benin Republic border.
He said the exhibits were handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, explaining that the illegal substanceS were recovered in Ihunbon-Oke-Odan creek
“Upon thorough examination, forty two (42) compressed book packs and eighty eight (88) coconut packs of Cannabis Sativa (popularly known as Indian hemp) were uncovered”, he disclosed and added that, the rapid response squad also intercepted four bales of second clothing/shoes used to conceal the hard drugs
“The Rapid Response Squad of Ogun Area Command based on credible intelligence intercepted four bales of second clothing/shoes suspected to have been use to conceal compressed packs of cannabis sativa (Indian Hemp) at Ihunbo-Oke-Odan creeks along Idiroko road”, Mr. Maidawa said.
” To this end, the Customs Area Controller (Comptroller Sani Madugu) directed the seizing Officer to immediately hand over the said items to NDLEA Idiroko Command for investigation, in line with the existing cordial relationship and synergy between sister security agencies working in the border.”
The Spokesman said the NDLEA Idiroko Special Command field tested the aforementioned items using the United Nations Test Kit and affirmed that the items were positive for Cannabis Sativa and weighed 77 kilograms.
“It is pertinent to inform you that the rate, desperation and determination by smugglers to exploit all avenues to smuggle such unhealthy items into the society is worrisome. But together, with the cooperation of all patriotic Nigerians, we will be steps ahead of them and the success story will be ours,” he said.