By Oginyi Nkechinyere
Mr. Monday Ukwa, a pharmacist with Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, (FETHA) Ebonyi State has been reportedly found dead along the busy Abakaliki/Enugu Expressaway of the state.
Ukwa’s corpse was found in the early hours of on Monday around Haraca Filling Station on Mgbabor community along the expressway.
The deceased, whom sources claimed hailed from Ezza Effium in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state, was also a senior official of the Living Faith Church aka Winners Chapel in Abakiliki.
He was said to have been recently promoted as a senior pastor in the church but was yet have taken charge of his new position before his untimely death on Monday.
Remote causes of Ukwa’s death were still hazy at the time of this report.
It was learnt that the discovery of the corpse resulted in tension and apprehension among residents of the area.
However, the Ebonyi State Police Command’s spokesperson, Loveth Odah confirmed the incident to WARRI TODAY when contacted on Monday.
Odah, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), said that the deceased was identified by some members of staff of the Federal Hospital as one of their staff when police took the corpse for medical examination at the FETHA.
She narrated that a close relative of the deceased hinted that the victim was picked from their residence after church service yesterday only to be found dead on Monday morning.
“In the process of moving the man to the mortuary, the personnel of FETHA identified the man to be one of their staff working in the pharmacy department.
“A close relative of the deceased now came and reported that yesterday after church service, a member of the church came to their house and took him away and this morning he was found dead”, she said.