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Confusion As Man Was Found Dead In Church Premises On Good Friday

A middle-aged man, identified as AJ, was discovered dead in his car at Mechanic Village in the Idimu area of Lagos State. Reports indicate that AJ was attending the Good Friday service at a nearby church when the tragic incident occurred.

According to Punch, AJ, a church member, supposedly left the ongoing service to retrieve something from his parked car on the church premises. An eyewitness recounted to the publication that another church member, upon seeing AJ in his car, greeted him but received no response.

The witness stated, “He said he wanted to pick up an item in the car, but nobody really noticed he had not returned to join the service. One of our members who was passing by his car saw him in a sitting position and greeted him but found out that he did not respond. The person said he moved close to him and jokingly asked if he was tired as a result of fasting.”

“It was at that point that he discovered that he was not moving at all. So, he quickly alerted other members who rushed out of the church to see what was going on. Efforts were made to revive him, but he was already foaming from his mouth and that was when we realized he was dead.”

The incident reportedly caused apprehension in the community, leading to an abrupt end to the church service. AJ’s wife, who was also present at the service, received immediate support from other female members.

“It was a sad day for us because nobody saw that coming. We could no longer go ahead with the service. We prepared refreshments for members that day, but no one could eat. We also tried all we could to console his wife,” the source added.

When contacted, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, stated that he was unaware of the incident, saying, “I am not aware.”