A woman who has sought Gods help by fasting for 14-days over her broken marriage has collapsed on the 10th day.
The deceased, Joy Owoyele, died in Christ Apostolic Church, Ori-Oke Gbogunmi, Lagos on the 10th day.
It was gathered that the husband had abandoned her and her daughter for over seven years.
The resident pastor, Alfred Sunday, told Punch that after Owoyele lost consciousness during the spiritual exercise, she was rushed to the Igando General Hospital for treatment, adding that she died in the process.
“She came for prayers and nothing more. Before the day of the incident, we held a vigil and she was fine. Her fasting was supposed to be for 14 days, but the incident happened on the 10th day. God is my witness, there is nothing hidden here, Pastor Sunday said
Her daughter, Oluwatise, was also with her in the church during the spiritual exercise and they always slept together. The incident happened around 7am. I was praying on the altar when one of the church members informed me that she had passed out.
“When I moved closer to assess her, I observed that she could not stand up and when I called her name, she answered faintly. We had to rush her to the Igando General Hospital for treatment, but she died.”
The pastor also stated that he had reported to the nearest police station but was detained for questioning.
But after investigation, with the family of the deceased not pressing charges against him, he was released.