The State Police Command has arrested Bishop Timothy Otu, the General Overseer of the Agape Evangelical Ministry, which is located at the Obikabia Junction in the Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State.
According to Abia Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Maureen Chinaka, Otu booked into a hotel in Obingwa with a 43-year-old woman, Mrs Happiness Echieze from Isialangwa Local Government Area of Abia State, whose dead body was subsequently discovered naked in the room.
According to sources in Obingwa, Otu who hails from Ugep, Cross River State, checked into the guest house to have sex with Mrs Echezie, an Evangelist in his church who was confirmed by sources to be a mother of three whose husband is based in Bayelsa State.
According to police, “On the 13th of August 2023, at approximately 09:30 AM, Mr Godwin Akpan (male), residing at Jubilee Guest House in Ovom Village, Obingwa LGA, reported to the Isialangwa Police Division that an incident had occurred.
It was revealed that on the evening of the 12th of August 2023, around 09:25 PM, a clergyman named Timothy Otu (male), associated with Agape Evangelical Ministry at Obikabia Junction in Obingwa LGA, had checked into the guest house along with a woman named Happiness Echieze (female) from Isialangwa LGA, Abia State. Happiness Echieze was 43 years of age.
“Further details provided by Mr Akpan indicated that on the same date, around 12:00 AM (midnight), he entered the hotel room of the aforementioned clergyman and discovered the lifeless body of Happiness Echieze.
“She was found unclothed, and a white substance was emanating from her mouth and nose. Regrettably, the clergyman was absent from the scene.
“We hereby inform the public that immediate preliminary investigations have been launched into this matter. The deceased’s body has been transported from the location and is currently at the SDA Mortuary in Aba, awaiting an autopsy examination.”
Chinaka further stated that Otu had been apprehended and that the case had been turned over to the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for further investigation.
“We also want to let you know that the suspect in this case has been apprehended.” “The case has been transferred to the State CID for confidential investigation,” Chinaka stated.