Mur­dered Abuja preacher buried on her birth­day

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Taiwo Adeniyi

The mur­dered Abuja preacher, Dea­coness Eu­nice Mo­jisola Olawale, was buried amidst tears at the Gudu Ceme­tery, Abuja, on Satur­day. Coin­ci­den­tally, that was her birth­day.

The Pas­tor of the Re­deemed Chris­tian Church of God (RCCG), FCT Re­gion 10, Pas­tor Em­manuel Ibitayo, de­scribed Eu­nice as a mar­tyr. He said that the church cel­e­brated her life and ef­forts to prop­a­gate the gospel.

Speak­ing dur­ing the fu­neral ser­vice at RCCG, Newlife As­sem­bly, Phase 3 Junc­tion, FHA, Kubwa, he ad­mon­ished Chris­tians not to re­lent in prop­a­gat­ing the gospel in the face of sev­eral chal­lenges.

Ibitayo, in a mes­sage ti­tled: “Let me die the death of the right­eous,” said that the preacher ended well.

Pas­tor Olawale Elisha, the hus­band of the de­ceased, re­call­ing how she was mur­dered, said that he was sad­dened by the in­ci­dent, re­gret­ting that he was not there to res­cue her.

He de­scribed his late wife as a war­rior.

He said that the late dea­coness lived a wor­thy life and drew more peo­ple to God by her death.

“I thank God for the way the govern­ment and body of Christ took up the case and there was strong pres­ence of se­cu­rity op­er­a­tives dur­ing the burial,” he said. Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari, rep­re­sented by the Sec­re­tary to Govern­ment of the Fed­er­a­tion, Babachir David Lawal, said that the law would pur­sue its course, re­gard­less of Eu­nice fam­ily’s wish to for­give her mur­der­ers.

He said that Nige­ri­ans were free to prac­tise their re­li­gion.

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