...PFN is­sues ul­ti­ma­tum as Ade­boye urges peace

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Taiwo Adeniyi, Abubakar Sadiq Isah & Richard P. Ng­bokai

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.

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