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Family of murdered Abuja preacher announces burial date


Abuja preacher Mrs.-Eunice-Elisha

The burial plans of Abuja preacher, Eunice Olawale, the Redeemed Christian Church of God evangelist, who was killed by suspected religious fanatics has been announced.

Olawale would be buried on Friday July 23, the family has said.

The evangelist was killed on Saturday July 9, while preaching around her area in Gbazango community in Kubwa satellite town in Bwari council area, Abuja.

The Abuja preacher was found dead at the scene with her bible soaked with her blood, her megaphone and mobile phone were left intact.

Her husband Olawale Elisha, a pastor lamented the killing, saying it wasn’t the first time she would go out to preach early in the morning.

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Olawale 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.

“On Saturday, she went out. 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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“When I heard this, wearing only a pair of shorts, we walked towards the area my son had said the incident occurred; we didn’t see anybody but we saw blood on the ground. I asked a policeman around and he said it was true but that they had taken the body to Phase 4 Police Station.

“I went to the police station with my children and when we got there, I saw the lifeless body of my wife at the back of a police van. She was later taken to a mortuary.

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“My wife was so committed to anything that is of God. She was a reckless giver to God’s work. She rarely missed any programme in the church.

“We have seven children. 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.”