Late Mrs Eunice Olawale was murdered at about 5:30a.m. on Saturday, as she went for early morning preaching (Morning Cry) close to her residence. Her throat was slit, with her head rested on the bible she used for preaching. Already, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Police Command has said that investigation was ongoing to uncover those behind the act, just as miscreants were reported to be on rampage at Arab Road, Omega Paints Road, Pipeline and its environs, terrorising people.
Among the people who visited the family at the residence were wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo, who visited the family at about 12:30p.m., wife of the General Overseer of RCCG, Mrs Adeboye, and the Bwari Area Council Chairman, Musa Dikko.
The first daughter of the late deaconess, Jessica Olawale, while crying uncontrollably, said that her mother was killed like a chicken. The 15-year-old Senior Secondary School 2 student, 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, Olawale Elisha, who is also a pastor at RCCG, said: “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 made comments about her preaching. So I just cautioned her. “This morning (Saturday), she went around 5a.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.
“Two of my boys are footballers; they went to the field to play. When they came back, they told me that they heard some footballers saying that some hoodlums had butchered a woman who was preaching early this morning.
“We hurried down in the shorts I was putting on but did not see anybody. However, we saw blood on the ground. I asked a policeman around and he said it was 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. The incident happened between 5 and 5:30a.m. because she usually goes out at 5a.m. and comes back 6a.m.”