Eucharia Anunobi’s Pastor Apostle Psalm Okpe: How Heart Attack Killed Gospel Singer In My Hotel Room

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June 28, 2016 – Eucharia Anunobi’s Pastor Apostle Psalm Okpe: How Gospel Singer Died Of Heart Attack In My Hotel Room

On April 8 2016, popular gospel singer Yvonne Omoarebokhale died in a hotel room booked by the founder of Fresh Oil Ministries in Lagos, Apostle Psalm Okpe.

The cleric was arrested the same day and set free on June 2nd 2016.

The Benue-born evangelist recently sat down with Daily Sun to tell his own side of the story.

In his words:

On March 18, 2016 at about 7am, I got a message inbox in my Facebook because of the previous posts I made regarding the crusades I wanted to take to all the universities. So, a lot of musicians across the country were sending inboxes; they wanted to join me to minister at the conferences. Of course, those who follow me on facebook know that I give a lot of young people platform to excel; I have exposed a lot of musicians around the world. And in this country, I have taken a lot of pastors around the world.

“So, on March 18, this year, this lady, Yvonne, sent me a message, saying she wanted to join the conference. I asked her if we had met before and she no, but that she was one of my fans on facebook. I asked her where she was based and she said Benin. I told her I was in Benin few weeks earlier and she said that anytime I come to Benin I should let her know so she can join the conference. I told her I was coming to Sapele for a conference and when I eventually came, she offered to pick me from the airport. So, she came with a taxi driver and she was even the person who took me to the hotel where I paid. We moved straight away to Sapele. Sapele conference was in the morning. Having come back from the Sapele conference, everybody parted ways.”

“The following morning, on April 8, she came at about 7am to pick me to buy some things and pick up my luggage. We came back to the hotel with the heavy bags and some people helped to carry the bags into my room. Then a friend of called me and said that he wanted to see me because he had just finished his church cathedral. He wanted me to witness what God had done and in excitement, I told her that I wanted to introduce her to my friend so that she could minister in his church the following Sunday. But she said that she wanted to go home and, perhaps, bring food for me in the evening. I rejected her offer, telling her that I would eat in the hotel in the afternoon. She said that she wanted to charge her phone for a few minutes because her battery was going down. Finally, I left and I told her to drop the key at the reception when leaving.”

“I came back after five hours and asked the receptionist for my key. The receptionist looked for the key but couldn’t find it. They asked if I left anybody in the room and I told them that the person I left there should have gone. I went up and knocked on the door but there was no response. I came back to the reception and a waiter went up with me. We opened the door and saw lady neatly dressed and lying down on the bed. I never slept on that bed that day. If it were to be in America where they do finger prints and all that, I think I wouldn’t have passed through this storm the way it happened.

Coming in, I was on the phone on a very long international call that lasted for about 55 minutes because they were planning for a conference in Louisiana, USA. So, the pastor was talking to me regarding how to send my tickets among other things. Eventually, I started looking into her eyes because I was expecting that with the way I was talking on top of my voice, she would have some movement or something like that but there was no such. So, I was the one that went to her shook her leg and hit her hand but she did not respond. So, I raised the alarm; I called the hotel management and they called the police. We called the ambulance and the police and I took her to the hospital. When we got there, the doctor pronounced her dead.”

“It was a very traumatic moment for me. One, she was a total stranger I never met anywhere. We were just trying to build father-daughter relationship spiritually. Unfortunately, that was what happened. We took her to the mortuary; it was very traumatic. I really felt so bad; it was like my whole world was collapsing. We couldn’t open her phone because it was pass-worded; nobody could call with it. I suggested to the police officers to remove the sim card and one of them put it inside his phone and later called one honourable that linked us to the husband. As at that time, I was already in detention.”

“One of the best pathology in Nigeria did the autopsy. I was not at the scene; my younger brother represented the family. At the end of the day, they found out that the woman died of heart failure. It was also shown that she had no poison in her body. After their investigation, the commissioner of police called both of us. For the first time, I got convinced that the police are really working because they stood on the ground of justice and it was vividly clear. I want to use this opportunity to thank the Nigeria Police; I am really proud of them. I did not meet the commissioner of police until the day both families were called together and given the news about the cause of death. The documents are with the family of the deceased.

“I am deeply sorry for the death of this young lady; it was never meant to be. I am so shocked that she died. She could have died anywhere. What if she had died in her house? What if I was the one that slumped and died in the hotel when she came to visit me?
I am so sure in my conscience as a preacher who will stand before God where time shall no longer be that I am fully innocent of her death. I have no hand in it; I have never killed a chicken before, not to talk about a human being. They have the right to bring their own doctor and conduct any text they like.

She was a daughter, a friend; somebody that I wished well. If she had died somewhere else and they called me for assistance, I would have sponsored the burial if I were not even connected to her in anywhere. It is unfortunate that people went around stating that I poisoned her or killed her to do ritual. I have never been to any shrine in my life. My father was a pastor; I knew up in a very strict ministry background. I have been preaching since when I was 15; this is my 26 years of preaching. I am too exposed to go into diabolical things. I feel the loss and pain of her family. I sympathise with them. “I have learnt so much from this – never to be too free with strangers or be too relaxed with people you don’t know.”

“My experience in detention was really funny because I got to meet the kind of people that I never thought I would stay together with. I slept of the floor for the first time for over 50 days and ate in an atmosphere that was not conducive for me. It was very pathetic in the cell where I heard cases of people who were robbers and kidnappers. I was not beaten; nobody touched me.

Some of them said they used to watch me on television and they asked me to pray for them. I started preaching in detention. As a matter of fact, I was able to lead over 90 people to Christ in the cell. I turned the cell into church. I was preaching everyday, doing vigils. It was a wonderful experience. For me, the cell was a church; I never saw it as a lion’s den.”

“As expected, the husband of the deceased and the family were not really friendly; the husband was hostile to me. He felt I killed his wife, but I want to use this opportunity to let him know that I was not responsible for the death of his wife. I did not and can never kill anybody for any reason. I don’t need to do that. Every man you meet is a door leading somewhere. However, it depends on where you are going. Although they told me categorically that they didn’t need anything from me, personally I wish I could be a blessing in other ways. Something like taking responsibility for the schooling of child she left behind or whatever. If possible, I even want to become friend to the family because the person who died is not my enemy. The person who died was a friend and a daughter. Then if she is truly a friend, we should honour her even in death.”

It is so pathetic that they blew it out of proportion and I feel so bad. And I feel that wherever she is now, she may not be happy with the family. They look at it that they are crying for justice, but actually it was embarrassing. To the best of my ability, if the husband calms down from his anger, I could be his friend. God forbid, what if he is driving and he hits somebody and the person dies? What if somebody dies in his car? People can die anywhere.

“Sometime ago, I was flying to Frankfurt and the man sitting in the plane with me died. I was sleeping while the old man was eating. And before I knew it, the old man slumped and died inside the aircraft. So, who do you blame for the man’s death? So, if he could let the storm roll over and feel that we could talk, I could be his friend. I didn’t lure his wife to anything.

It is not every time that people go to hotel do evil. People go to hotel to sign contracts; people go to hotel to exchange contacts, to meet people and for diverse reasons. It is only in Nigeria and Africa that people think that when you go to hotel, it is evil you go to perpetrate there. That is not the idea. The idea is that hotel is a transit point. I don’t live there. I don’t have an office there, so you don’t expect me to begin to look for people’s offices to assist me because I want to talk to somebody.”

“I was arrested on April 8, 2016 and released on June 2, 2016 after thorough investigations. I was there for about two months. The file has been sent to DPP by the police for advice.”

[By Henry Umahi Daily Sun]

27 thoughts on “Eucharia Anunobi’s Pastor Apostle Psalm Okpe: How Heart Attack Killed Gospel Singer In My Hotel Room

  1. It is a lie nobody can get into your room if their name is not on the reservation without your permission try something else dude

    • Are you sure you read the write up and you understood it clearly? I doubt.the pastor said she was in her room when he received a call from one of his friends that is a pastor also and the lady said she would like to charge her phone so the man left her there and said she should lock the door and drop the key when she is done.

    • Dawaye, according to him-he left her in his room as she said she wanted to charge her phone while he had an urgent meeting to attend.
      Keeping an open mind- Its easier to rope him in, especially in this kind of circumstance. What if she died from heart attack according to the doctors report. I usually pray for myself, family and love ones not be in this kind of situation, its sincerely not easy explaining your way out of it.

  2. Stop deceiving yourself because no matter how you try to paint this story to look sweet , you can never deceive God. I pity those who still worship in your church and who still believe you are a true man of God. Judgment awaits all.

  3. @dawaye read the story very well he said he left her in the hotel room to see a friend which took him 5 hours and on getting back to hotel then the whole on fold..

    So complicated story,only God knows. that’s all I can say and may her soul rest in peace AMEN! !!

  4. Oga pastor why don’t allow ur wife to accompany u to ur church program, instead of a stranger as u said. End time pastors

  5. A pastor? Married man? Am sure you didn’t even believe your own story. Assuming your story was true,haven’t you red where the bible warned us to abstain from all appearances of evil? Well, the bible says your sin shall find you out.

  6. Do you mean you left a total stranger in your room and came back 5hours later unperturbed? Stranger than fiction. Lol. Gospel according to Saint Ode, oh sorry Okpe

  7. In a hotel room,a so called pastor with somebody’s wife and no third party without the consent of her husband.you are meeting for the first time and all of a sudden you became care_ free with her such that you can leave the room where you kept your personal belongings for her to charge her phone because there is not electricity in her own room.man tell us another story.you are a MAN OF DOG.what about your own wife,will you believe her if you meet her in a hotel room with a stranger and she told you that she came to sign document. Stop using the name of God in vain and for selfish and personal reasons.

  8. Why leave her in the hotel room to charge a phone, not that she is waitg for u to come back.
    Secondly after u came back and realised she as not left u went to the room and saw her lying down but instead of getting her attention d first thing u did was go on to receive intl call for couple of minutes, before u decided to wake her up. Pastor dis story get KLEG. But only God knows all and can judge.

  9. The story really get as e be my people!!!

    But why should someone be so comfortable with a total stranger ( facebook fan)?

    Was there no prior arrangments from his chuch members? Why allow a total stranger into your hotel?

    She even picked you up from the airport.

  10. Staycul,you are right.that was the same question I was asking myself,,God see what we don’t see and he knows what we don’t know..everything that is not clear to us is very very clear toGod

  11. People of naija gist pls help me ask this man say na only him corner people dey die? He even said somebody sitted next to him died inside a plane Now this woman in ur hotel room also died na waooo! Pls people should stay far away from u oo! Imagine being comfortable with a woman in a room all alone if I be ur wife I go divorce u.mtchewwww abeg tell us another story wey we wan hear joorrr not this cock and bull story!

  12. Austine,10/10! The truth is that this man was very careless. The bible warns us to flee from all appearances of evil, and as a pastor, he should have known better than to be alone in a hotel room with a woman that isn’t his wife. We may never be sure if he has a hand in her death. Forensic report has vindicated him. No matter how difficult it is for people like us to believe, we have to at least stick to that.

    I hope this pastor has learnt his lessons here.

  13. In fact , in short, haba, pastors, na wa for una oooo, u call ur self a pastor, what are u preaching ? Sin does not start just like that, it start with a thought, and then practice finally sexual immorality. What are u doing with opposite sex without any 3rd parties? Is that not flirting? What story are u telling the nations ? Causing others to stumble with ur bad example.

  14. pls i will advise young ministers to get the book of dr olukoya were he listed twenty mistake of young ministers,first being alone with a married woman in an hotel room is a grave mistake,if me being a man see my wife coming out of an hotel room wit a pastor,i will think the pastor is sleeping wit her and i will never agree that was the only time,left to me i would have loved to divorce that kind of wife but as a believer i know jesus christ is against divorce,i dont believe people sign contract in an hotel rooms,is their no receiption at the hotel,why going into a room with the opposite sex without a third party,u didn’t go with ur wife nor two of ur eldersto sapele, now as a pastor if ur wife is coming out of an hotell room with another pastor and she said she was signing contract wit the pastor in a room nowing fully well ur wife is wit the pastor alone without a third party how will u feel,

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