THERE was unease at a white garment church located at Ayedun, Akure, Ondo State capital, after the lifeless body of a woman was found in a well within the church’s premises.

The woman, identified as Funke Ojo, was found dead in the well yesterday morning when residents came to draw water.

The well
The well

Members of the church told newsmen confirmed that the middle-aged woman 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 Ondo State Police Command for interrogation.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, 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.”

Joseph said: “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.

“But her lifeless body was found inside the well on Sunday morning. Nobody can say anything about it for now, but we have commenced investigation into the matter.”

On the pastor, Mr. Joseph said: “He was invited to help us in our investigation.”



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