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Just-In: Woman Dies After Fasting For Seven Days Inside Church



A middle-aged woman identified as Hannah Ige, has reportedly died in a Cherubim and Seraphim Church at Okesa area of Ilesa, Ilesa East Local Government Area of Osun State.

Ige, a mother of seven children, was said to have died while in a spiritual trance at the church last week Tuesday.

It was gathered that the victim was a member of the C & S church and that she observed the spiritual exercise without eating any food or drinking water.

A woman who claimed to be the deceased’s younger sister said Ige’s lifeless body…..was dropped at her husband’s house the next day (last week Wednesday) around 1:00pm by one of the church leaders identified as “Iya Ijo of the church.”

The woman who was weeping and refused to mention her name, said, “My sister has died. We were told she died on Wednesday morning inside the church. She was in spiritual trance (inu emi in Yoruba) when she died. She was a member of the church.

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“We were not informed of her death by the church people. It was the Iya Ijo of the church that came to drop her lifeless body at home. She packed the body in a long sack and we observed that the body wasn’t that of a fresh corpse.”

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A former Chairman of Committee for the Defence of Human Rights in the state, Wahab Akinrinade, reportedly said a relative of the deceased came to report the case to him.

Akinrinade said the Iya Ijo had been arrested by the Police in the town.

A media practitioner who was aware…..of the incident said the deceased died on the seventh day of her trance.

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He said, “The woman should be around 50 years. She regularly embarked on spiritual trance; she was part of those people who would go on trance without eating on drinking for days.

“I learnt that woman was on the seventh day of the spiritual trance, without eating or drinking, when she died.”

Source: ThePoint

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