Happiness Echieze, a 43-year-old married Pastor and mother of five, suddenly died in a hotel room, shocking the Aba town in Abia State and leaving many in shock.
The events leading up to her death are extremely disturbing because she was allegedly having a protracted s3xual encounter with her church’s overseer, Timothy Otu of the Agape Evangelical Ministry, at Obikabia Junction in the Obingwa LGA, in a guest house located in the Ovom district of the Aba metropolis.
According to sources, the dead sought comfort in the embrace of her church bishop because it appears that her spouse was out of the country for business.
The chain of events unfolded when she checked into a hotel with the Bishop and General Overseer of their church, located at Obikabia Junction in Aba, Abia State.
Tragically, the evangelist’s lifeless body was discovered in the hotel room around 11 pm on Saturday, August 12, 2023.
She had earlier informed her children that she was attending a “Tarry Night” church service, which typically concludes around 12:30 am the following Sunday.
The circumstances that led her to stay overnight at the Guest House remain unclear – whether premeditated or due to unforeseen circumstances.
Around 10:55 pm on the same night, the Bishop appeared visibly distressed at the hotel front desk, explaining that he was seeking food during those late hours.
This odd behavior prompted the hotel staff to inform the manager, who promptly investigated the situation. The grim discovery of the lifeless evangelist lying unclothed on the hotel bed raised suspicions of foul play.
Concerned by the situation, the hotel manager reported the incident to the Eastern Ngwa Police Station in Obingwa Local Government Area around 1 am on Sunday morning.
Upon police arrival, the evangelist’s lifeless body revealed unsettling signs – she was naked, with foam emanating from her mouth and nose.
Investigation into her mobile phone revealed that a romantic relationship had been ongoing between her and the Bishop.