The prophetess in Rivers State convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to life imprisonment, Edina Loveday-Worleru, has been reported dead two days after she started serving her jail term at the Port Harcourt Correctional Centre.
Edina, a prophetess with a spiritual Church in Rumuche Community, Emohua Local Government Area, was convicted last week Thursday by Justice Adolphus Enebeli of the State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt alongside Onyema Bright for killing one Isreal Georgewill in 2012 through a poisonous love portion.
But Loveday-Worleru reportedly became ill on Friday at the facility and was rushed to an undisclosed hospital.
The prosecution lawyer, Chidi Ekeh, who confirmed the death of the prophetess, said she passed away last Saturday, following a brief illness.
Ekeh said the remains of the late Edina Lovely-Worleru would not be released to her family for burial because they remained the property of the federal government, even in death.
He said, “She was convicted on Thursday and taken to the prison that same Thursday; by Friday, she fell ill and they took her to the hospital she did not return from the hospital.
“The people are trying to see whether they can get the corpse from the prison to go and bury but unfortunately that is going to be an uphill task because she still remains a property of the federal government; she has not been discharged.
“She was convicted she will serve her jail term even in death.”