The Pastor-in-Charge of Living Faith Bible Church in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, Pastor Fred Attabo, is dead, the News Agency of Nigeria is reporting.
The 68-year-old pastor of the church popularly known as Winners Chapel, died in the early hours of Friday.
An Associate Pastor of the branch of the church founder by Bishop David Oyedepo, Edwin Okolo, who confirmed the death of his boss, described it as “very shocking”.
Okolo, however, refused to speak further on the incident, promising to issue a statement later.
Attabo was said to have slumped and died in his office shortly after a morning prayer programme held at the church at Lokogoma in Lokoja metropolis of Kogi State.
A parishioner said: “Our senior pastor slumped in his office shortly after Friday’s Covenant Hour of Prayer this morning
“When it happened, we took him to the Specialist Hospital, Lokoja for medical attention.
“We accepted his death in good faith and have taken his body to the mortuary at Specialist Hospital, Lokoja.”