...PFN issues ultimatum as Adeboye urges peace
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has given the federal government and other relevant authorities a 14-day ultimatum to arrest and prosecute all suspected persons involved in the murder of late Deaconess Eunice Elisha in Kubwa, Abuja, on Saturday. The PFN Kubwa, Abuja Zone gave the ultimatum in a communiqué issued yesterday. The communiqué signed by the Kubwa Zone Chairman, Rev. Polycarp Inji, said all the suspected miscreants must be traced, arrested and prosecuted to serve as deterrent to others because justice must be done and must be seen to be done. The body said: “If these kinds of acts of gruesome murder of our members continue unabated it might spiral into undesired effects and unpalatable consequences.
“We know that some powerful individuals in our society are bent on using, sponsoring and mobilising miscreants against Christian activities in Kubwa, thus the unrestrained influx of illegal occupants, miscreants and criminals into Kubwa,” he said.
He said Development Control Department of the FCDA should take proactive and urgent steps to remove all shanties while the Acting Inspector General of Police should reinforce police presence in Kubwa.
He said the attack was not only on the woman but on the body of Christ, adding: “It is designed to intimidate, frustrate and create fears in the body of Christ in Kubwa.”
“If the issue is swept under the carpet like other previous criminal issues, we shall have no other choice than to take appropriate legal measures available to us to defend ourselves,” he said.
Meanwhile, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has urged members of the church and others not to take laws into their hands or engage in any form of protest.
Pastor Adeboye, who was in Abuja on Monday for the monthly interdenominational program, Divine Encounter, at the National Stadium, visited the family of the late deaconess early yesterday, describing the late woman as a martyr that “she ended well.” A pastor at her residence said the burial ceremony earlier billed to hold at one of the provincial headquarters in Kubwa had been postponed.