Husband of the gospel singer who was found dead in a hotel room in Benin, Odion Omoarebokhae, has said that CCTV footage of the hotel they lodged in revealed that Apostle Psalm Okpe and his late wife, Yvonne, slept in the hotel.
The husband who spoke to newsmen in Benin City on Monday said he was to understand later how Apostle Psalm hypnotised his wife for her to go to the hotel, adding that this was contrary to what Apostle Psalm told police investigators that his wife went home after the church programme at Sapele, Delta State.
Omoarebokhae spoke after some social media reports claimed that results of the autopsy conducted on his wife showed that she died of cardiac arrest.
He said the autopsy was conducted last Saturday and that police doctors told him it would take 30 days for the autopsy results to be ready.
The bereaved husband who said he decided to state what he saw on the hotel CCTV footage because it was only through the media he could fight those he called powerful men behind Apostle Psalm further stated that the video recordings showed that Apostle Okpe spent over one hour alone with his wife’s lifeless body inside the hotel room.
According to him, “My wife is a singer. She goes out to minister and comes back. She went to minister in a church programme in Sapele and at 9pm I was called to come to Airport Road Police Station that she has issues with some persons. I went and the police did not open up early until I threatened them.
“It was later I discovered that Pastor Psalm Okpe that invited her for the programme has killed my wife. Luckily, she has sent pictures of the programme to everybody.
“After the programme, she came to Benin and how the Pastor managed to manipulate her to that place is what I don’t understand.
“I have seen the CCTV footage. Initially the Pastor said my wife went her way after the programme but we saw in the CCTV that contrary to what he wrote, she actually slept in the hotel. From the CCTV, immediately they entered, my wife was following him like a dog, like somebody without senses.
“The next morning, Apostle Psalm came out of the room and stood by the door like somebody thinking of what to do before going out with a taxi.
“He spent five hours outside. By the time he came back, he went to the reception to demand for his key hoping that my wife had left to go and die in her house. They told him that the key was not with them and that his key was with him. They called the porter who brought a spare key and forced the door open.
“Immediately the porter opened the door, he left and the Apostle entered. He spent another one hour 18 minutes with the lifeless body.
“He went out again and the porter and other hotel staff were waiting for him. They asked him what was the matter that the guest inside could not open the door after knocking severally. He said his co-minister is unconscious. They asked him to wait and they called the Police.”
“The police told me they met my wife fully dressed like somebody about to go out. They took her photographs like somebody taking a nap.”
“I have seen my wife’s body. There is no physical mark on her. From what I observed, she was given an overdose of substances which I believe her system could not take.”
“People have been calling me telling me to try and bury my wife. I told them that I did not sell her and I will not collect any money.”
“The doctor told me that they have sent the specimen to Lagos for the result and I am now reading about reports claiming that she died of cardiac arrest.”