The lifeless body of the pastor was found inside his lodge after coming all the way from from Warri, Delta State.
Punch reports that a member of the family, who pleaded anonymity, said the death of the powerful deliverance minister was a shock to everyone. He said:
“Somebody recommended him to us as a very powerful man of God. We invited him to a family deliverance because our family has been having some issues recently.
“We were surprised to see the lifeless body of the pastor the next morning which should be the day for the deliverance.
“Everybody is now afraid because nobody can explain this. It’s a rude shock.”
Confirming the report, police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, said Commissioner of Police John Abang has ordered for a discreet investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the death of the pastor.
“One Ikechukwu Uchendu of No. 5 Onuorah Street Amaenyi Awka reported at the Central Police Station Awka that one Pastor Richard Ifeanyi Obi, who came from Warri to perform family prayers in his house, was found lying lifeless in the room he slept.
“Following the report, Police detectives attached to CPS Awka visited the scene, photographed the victim and rushed him to the hospital where he was certified dead by a medical doctor.”
The PPRO said the corpse of the victim had been deposited at Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu Teaching Hospital Mortuary for autopsy.