Suspected Muslim radicals hack female evangelist to death
A female evangelist recently met her death at the hands of suspected Muslim radicals in Abuja.
According to numerous sources, the 41-year-old, who is also a pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of Nigeria, was found dead, in a pool of her blood, along with a Bible and megaphone, on Saturday (July 9, 2016).
In an interview with Vanguard, Olawale's oldest daughter, 15-year-old Jessica, said: "Everybody is just saying it is well, nobody can understand how I feel. She is innocent; she didn't do anybody any harm. She uses just her megaphone and Bible; just preaching. They just killed her like a chicken and left her there."
Her husband, Elisha, told newsmen of his late wife's preaching habits, and how he learnt of her death.
"My wife always goes out early in the morning for 'Morning Cry.' There was a particular day she went out and she told me that there is a mosque at the back where they commented about what she said. So I just cautioned her. This morning (Saturday), she went around 5 a.m. and I was still in bed because we did vigil which she participated in for a while because of the Morning Cry she planned to undertake."
"So, when I heard this, we trekked down in the shorts I was putting on and we didn't see anybody but we saw blood on the ground. I asked a policeman around and he said it is true but that they had taken her to Phase 4 Police Station. I went to the station with my children and when we got there, I saw the lifeless body of my wife at the back of the police van and from there, she was taken to the mortuary," he said.
Olawale's death has resulted in the arrest of some suspects by the Federal Capital Territory police.
"We have made some arrests and they are helping in our investigation. The commissioner of police has ordered the homicide section of the command to take over the investigation of the case," police spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah, said.
This is the most recent case of the frequent violence committed against Christians.
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