Reps demand probe of Abuja preacher’s murder
The House of Representatives has urged the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to ensure a thorough investigation into the killing of a female preacher, Deaconess Eunice Elisha, in Abuja on Saturday.
Adopting a motion by Rep. Babatunde Gabriel Kolawole (APC, Ondo), the House said the IGP should ensure that the perpetrators were brought to justice and ensure more police presence in the Kubwa area where the incident occurred.
The House also urged the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to demolish all shanties across the FCT where miscreants were said to be hiding. The lawmakers equally observed a minute silence for the late preacher.
The House noted that the gruesome murder of, Mrs Elisha, 42, the wife of a pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Olawale Elisha while preaching a few meters from her house was unfortunate.
The House noted that the incident had caused ethnic tension in the FCT “because some are claiming she was killed by extremists, while others say they are miscreants,” noting that there was need for the House to be proactive to prevent a breakdown of law and order and further loss of lives.