The elder brother of the deceased, Chinoso Izuka, said that his younger sibling, Maryjane Chinwendu Izuka, complained of a stomach upset and died on Saturday, November 12, after drinking the concoction the pastor gave her. This was after a vigil Maryjane attended in the company of her sister on Friday.
In an exclusive to LIB, Chinoso narrated the events that led to his sister’s unfortunate death.
“My immediate younger sister stays at Ajangbadi area, so my other younger sister who stays with me at Orile decided to go and pay her a visit at her place. On getting there my immediate younger sister told her that she wanted to go to Night vigil. They went to the Night vigil and after the Night vigil they went to the pastor for consultation where she (my immediate younger sister) complained to the pastor that she was having stomach upset. The pastor prayed for her and gave her a concoction to drink, that when she drinks it the stomach upset will go. After she finished drinking it, she started vomiting in the presence of that pastor and my other sister. At first, they were thinking it was a reaction. So that my other sister took her home thinking that she will get better, I was surprised at about 9 o’clock, I was called that she was losing strength and couldn’t talk, so my little sister carried her on the back to rush her to the nearest hospital, before they could get to the hospital she gave up. What am telling you as we speak happened in the late hours of Saturday, November 12 – Sunday, November 13th morning”
Pastor Bakare visited the hospital after the incident but has since disappeared and not been seen by anyone.
The matter has been reported at the Police station in Ajangbadi.