A corps member, Mr Excellent Akevwighome has slumped and died on the spot while leading a choir ministration in his church, Christ Gospel Church, in Edjeketa community, Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State.
Vanguard reports that, Akevwighome, aged 29 and a graduate of Accountancy from Anwai campus of the Delta State University, died during a vigil where he was said to be a choir master. He was said to have slumped and died almost immediately midway into the vigil.
An eye witness said when he fell, he was thought to be under the influence of Holy Spirit, but after waiting for about 20 minutes and he (Akevwighome) failed to get up, some of the choristers tried to help him up only to find out that he was already dead.
The Pastor of the church, Pastor Peter Akpovwera expressed shock at the incident, saying,
“The brother was a faithful worshiper but lost his life to the cold hands of death even in the church.”
His younger brother, Mr Godday Akevwighome said, the victim was serving in Anambra state at the time of his untimely death, and that, “he has been buried the following day.”