Monday Edejere, a mentally challenged man and former member of the Ogor vigilance group, has died in a church in Evwreni community, in the Ughelli North council area of Delta State.
Monday died while the church’s founder, Prophet Moses Uregbu, was reportedly praying for him on Monday.
The victim had been taken to the prophet for spiritual healing by his relatives and was reportedly flogged during the prayers.
The prophet and some members of the church attempted to revive him but failed.
The President-General of Evwerni community, Chief Victor Ohare, said the case was reported at the Police ‘A’ Division, Ughelli.
“We don’t know if he was flogged by the prophet,” he added.
Andrew Aniamaka, the state Police Public Relations Officer, disclosed that the prophet had been arrested.
“One Micheal Edejere reported that on February 25, 2018, he took his sick brother, Monday Edejere, to Pastor Moses Uregbu for healing, but that on April 2, information got to the family that Monday had died. The family is claiming that the young man died because of the injuries on his body. Investigation is ongoing.