A middle-aged man and choir director, Aso Orji, of Amosu Eddah, Afikpo South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, slumped and died on Sunday during a church service.
The choir director was confirmed dead at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.
Orji is the choir director of the Presbyterian Church, Kpirikpiri, Abakaliki. He was said to have slumped while conducting the choir ministration during the second service.
It has been alleged that the deceased had been battling with High Blood Pressure for some time.
A source, Mr. Egwu described the late Orji as a dedicated member and worker, adding: “We were all in the church when the unfortunate incident happened.
He came to church without any sign of ill-health.
He conducted the choir ministration in the first service, though he wasn’t at his best. During the second service ministration, while he was conducting the choir, it was observed that he couldn’t lift his hands at a point, but before we realised what was happening, he slumped and was immediately rushed to the hospital.
“Church members waited earnestly for him to be revived but to no avail. The prayer team prayed believing that God will restore him but, in the end, the doctors confirmed him dead.”
His remains have been deposited at the hospital mortuary.