A mentally ill man, Osayande Ekhator aged 45 reportedly gave up on Tuesday during a deliverance session at a pentecostal church in Egor Local Government area of Edo state.
According to reports, the deceased was taken to the church, Hope Ministry, for spiritual cleansing by his family members on Monday.
His sister however claimed that her brother was beaten to death by the deliverers. She said he was hit unclad, poured a bucket of water and tied up. When family members confronted the church for reasons, they told the family members it was the usual practice.
Youths of the area after hearing what happened, descended on the church and vandalized the property. The Police has been involved investigations are still on to know the cause for the man’s death. The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Stephen Onwoche confirmed the incident to Premium times reporter