In a sad tale reminiscent of the killing of a female trader at the Kofar Wambai Market in Kano State last month, husband of the female preacher killed early hours of yesterday in Abuja, Elisha Olawale, has opened up on how he got wind of the incident.
Saturday started like any other day for Mrs. Eunice Olawale, a Deaconess and mother of seven, but little did she know that death was lurking in the corner when she stepped out for her early morning evangelism in Gbazango, a community in Kubwa, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
Death struck in the most gruesome manner by the hands of some yet-to-be identified persons as Deaconess Olawale’s lifeless body was found around 6am at Bolar – pipeline area of Kubwa.
Her husband of 16 years, Mr. Olawale, believed to be a pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), recounted the painful ordeal of discovering his wife had been killed.
He said: “Two of my sons who are footballers went to the field to play. They just came back to tell me that they heard some footballers saying that they butchered a woman preaching the gospel early this morning.
“When they told me, I trekked down. When I got there, I didn’t see anybody but I saw blood on the ground. I then asked a policeman about a woman who was butchered to death.
“He said yes, it’s true and they have taken her to the police station. When we got to the police station, my wife was at the back of the pickup. They removed her head and two legs. We have taken her to the mortuary”.
The FCT police command said some suspects have been arrested in connection with the killing, although, it did not specify the number of those in custody.