Reps de­mand probe of Abuja preacher’s murder

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Musa Ab­dul­lahi Kr­ishi

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.

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