Pastor Femi Olorunsoromidayo, the founder of Mount Zion Church in Oke-Aro area of Ondo State, has reportedly died while conducting a funeral service for one of his deceased church members.
According to the Nation, the pastor was said to have died during the burial service of a 78-year-old church member, Mr. Samuel Rotimi, at Erusu in Akoko North West Local Government after receiving his corpse for funeral service in Akure.
Members of his pentecostal church are working hard to unravel the mysteries behind the death of their pastor.
A source within the area disclosed that Elder Samuel Rotimi had earlier instructed the Pastor before his death that he should be buried at his residence in Akure whenever he died and not in his home town, Erusu-Akoko.
However, after the death of Elder Rotimi, the pastor reportedly acted against the wish of the deceased, which was said to have been supported by his immediate family members.
We gathered that the Head of the deceased family at Erusu Akoko was said to have called and instructed the cleric to move the burial plans to Erusu against the instructions of the deceased.
“Since the late pastor including his immediate family had limited authority over the burial plan, he arranged for an ambulance, which took the corpse to Erusu Akoko, alongside his family members and some church members.
“While the pastor was conducting the burial service at the cemetery, he started feeling uncomfortable after which he became unconscious before he was rushed to an undisclosed hospital in Akoko area,where he was confirmed dead,” the source said.
The souced said, “ironically, the ambulance that conveyed the remains of Mr. Rotimi to Erusu was also used to convey the remains of Pastor Olorunsoromidayo to Akure.”
The development was said to have created confusion among the congregation and family members of the late cleric who have been trading words over the incident.