Thu. Jan 27th, 2022

Family of Lagos Pastor killed by converts demands probe

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The family of Pastor Babatunde Dada, who was stabbed to death in a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in FESTAC Town, Lagos State, has called on the police to carry out a thorough investigation to unravel the motive behind the killing.

PUNCH Metro had reported that two people attended the church on  the Sunday before the attack.

The two youths were said to have come out during an altar call and surrendered their lives to Jesus.

The church accommodated them on its premises after they claimed to be stranded.

They had barely spent a week in the church when they stabbed the cleric to death on Thursday, December 2, 2021.

A spokesman for the family, Mr Abolarinwa Olatunbosun, who spoke to our correspondent on Thursday, said the police had started well by arresting one of the suspects.

He said, “I discussed at length with members of the family and what everyone is saying is that they want justice to be served in the case.

“Pastor Dada was not just a cleric; he was also the accountant of the church so we want the investigation to be thorough. The police should unravel those behind the killing and their reason for killing him

“We don’t know whether his killers came from outside the church or they were members of the church; they could even be from anywhere, including the family.

“We want to know why he was killed. Maybe somebody invited the so-called converts to carry out the killing or they just came on their own to end his life.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, on Thursday, said the police were working on the case.

He, however, said he would not divulge the extent the police had gone in order not to jeopardize investigation.

“Some arrests have been made. We are making progress in the case,” he added.

Dada was said to have returned from a bank when the suspects stabbed him to death.

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