Ruth Matete and neighbors record statement over Hubby’s death
Gospel singer Ruth Matete and six of her neighbors have been recorded a statement at the DCI offices regarding the death of her husband Pastor John Apewajoye.
Pastor John popularly known as BelovedJohn Apewajoye succumbed to burn injuries from a gas explosion on Sunday 12th April.
On Thursday detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations questioned the singer and her neighbors to ascertain the cause of the pastor’s death.
In her earlier statement, Matete disclosed that her husband’s upper body was burnt on March 30th while trying to light up their 6Kg gas cylinder. She explained that their gas exploded as a result of her hubby trying to release excess gas from the cylinder.
Matete’s lawyer Robert Odanga now says they have filed complaints against the gas company and Bellevue Hospital for admitting a burn patient when they don’t have a unit specialized in treating the kind of burn he had.
“At Bellevue my client was told that her husband suffered burns amounting to 40% but at KNH the degree indicated was 60%. The hospital needs to answer some questions regarding how they handled the deceased” said Matete’s Lawyer Robert Odanga.
After recording the statement, detectives visited Matete’s house that has now been marked as a scene of crime to collect samples as they seek to establish the circumstances under which Apewajoye died.
Also present at Matete’s house at Great Wall Gardens Estate in Athi River was her lawyer and officers from the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority.
The body of Ruth Matete’s husband is currently being held at KNH Mortuary by the Nigerian Embassy awaiting postmortem, after pastor Apewajoye’s manager carried foul regarding the circumstances that led to his death.