A video of the tragic moment a deacon at Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Onikoko, Abeokuta, Ogun State, suddenly slumped and died while preaching against ritual killing has surfaced online.
It was gathered that the incident happened on Sunday, April 3, when the deacon simply identified as Ogunnusi, was preaching during a service.
In the video, Ogunnusi was preaching in Yoruba and is quoted as saying, “The money you make through unlawful means, killing people, sucking human blood; when death comes, it will belong to another person.”
The interpreter was still trying to interpret his words in English when Ogunnusi said to be the Baale of Onikoko, a community around Panseke area of Ogun state, suddenly collapsed.
According to Daily Trust, he was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, where he was pronounced dead.
An eyewitness who spoke with the publication said,
“The man was not the pastor of that church, he was just an elder. He was the Baale of Onikoko. But he was the one that delivered the sermon on Sunday.
“He was talking about death and people who make money by killing other people. All of a sudden, he collapsed. He was rushed to the FMC, but he died. We don’t know what happened. I was very scared. Everything was disrupted. We just shared the grace and went home.”
It’s unclear if the deacon had an underlying health condition before his sudden death but his body has been deposited in a morgue