A Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in FESTAC Town, in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State has been stabbed to d3ath.
Pastor Babatunde Dada was ki3led inside the RCCG Chapel of Resurrection on 13 Road, 6th Avenue, FESTAC Town, on Thursday December 2. It was alleged that the Pastor was k3lled by two new converts who came to the church for the first time a Sunday before the incident, and also came out during an altar call to ‘surrender their lives to Jesus.’
The converts who claimed to be stranded, were reportedly accomodated on the church premises, and they had barely spent a week in the church before stabbing Dada to d3ath.
Wife of the pastor, Bose told Punch that she called her husband on the day of the incident and he promised to come home to rest.
She said “My husband was k3lled on December 2 at the church. He was the admin/accounts officer, as well as the parish pastor. I was not with him when he was killed, but I was told that they collected money from him. I heard that those who killed him were new converts.”
A family member, who is also a security expert, Mr Abolarinwa Olatunbosun revealed that the pastor was killed after withdrawing money from a bank.
Olatunbosun said “The pastor went to a bank to withdraw some money and went to rest on the first floor of the church. Two persons said to be new converts went to meet him upstairs, broke his head and k3lled him.
“The matter was reported to the police and one of the suspects, who ran to Ilorin, has been arrested.”
The relative also said it is suspected that the Pastor might have been killed for ritual purposes, as the assailants were suspected Internet fraudsters aka Yahoo boys. According to him, criminals are beginning to attack churches and pastors because they believe there is money in church and clerics should be careful.
A friend of the slain pastor, Fred Enemigin, who is the founder, Highflyers International, Lagos revealed that the Pastor was stabbed several times.