Rev. Stafford Nwaogu, presiding bishop of Praise Center Incorporated, Owerri, State of Imo, lost his daughter, Tehila, following a gas explosion on Sunday 3 June 2018, while the bishop presided over the service .
Tehila was buried on June 9, the day she would celebrate her 24th birthday. He had finished conducting the first service session that day and returned home to have breakfast for the church's main service when the accident occurred. .
According to a source PunchNg:
"He went home and lighting the gas burner in the kitchen, the flame leaped over the kitchen and burned it."
She was immediately taken to the Umezuruike hospital in Owerri, where she was later transferred to the Federal Medical Center in Owerri, but died on Thursday 7 June.