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Tragic! Female preacher butchered while evangelising 



It was a tragic day for the family of Mr. Olawale Elisha, a pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, as his preacher wife, Eunice, was murdered in cold blood in the early hours of Saturday.
The murder, described as barbaric by neighbours of the slain woman, a deaconess in RCCG, occurred in the Gbazango area of Kubwa, a satellite town of the FCT.
According to reports, the late Eunice went out in her usual manner, at about 5am for her early morning preaching in the area. She was however found dead by residents in the area at about5.30am with a bible, megaphone and a mobile phone.
The residents were said to have alerted the police who came to evacuate her remains to the Phase 4 police station in Kubwa.
She was reportedly stabbed in the stomach while she also had some cuts in the neck.
Speaking on the death of his wife, Mr. Elisha said:  “My wife always went out early in the morning for ‘Morning Cry’ (evangelism). There was a particular day she went out and she told me that there was a mosque at the back where they commented about what she said. So I just cautioned her.
“This morning (Saturday), she went out around 5 am and I was still in bed because we had a vigil which she participated in for a short while because of the ‘Morning Cry’ she planned to undertake.
Two of my boys are footballers, thus, they went to the football pitch to play. And when they came back, they told me that they heard some footballers saying that some hoodlums had butchered a woman who was preaching early this morning.”
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According to him, he went with his sons to the scene of the murder but did not see anybody but blood on the ground. He was however directed to the Phase 4 police station where he found the lifeless body of his wife at the back of a police van.
Speaking further, Elisha said his wife was committed to the things of God, adding that he prays those who killed her will eventually accept Christ.
“I see her as a martyr and she died for Christ and whether the people are caught or not, they should forgive them. My prayer is that if they can accept Christ, that will be a gain to Christ,” the bereaved husband said.
While confirming the incident, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Manzah Anjuguri, said some suspects have been arrested and the the FCT Police Commissioner, Alkali Usman, had directed the homicide section to take over the investigation.
“We have made some arrests and they are helping in our investigation,” Anjuguri said.
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