The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has given the federal government and other relevant authorities a 14-day ultimatum to arrest and prosecute anyone suspected of having a hand in the gruesome murder of late Deaconess Eunice Elisha Olawale in Kubwa, Abuja, on Saturday.
The ultimatum came less than 24 hours after the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, lambasted the federal government for failing to protect Christians in the country against unwarranted and unprovoked killings.
The Kubwa branch of PFN, Abuja Zone, which gave the ultimatum in a communiqué issued yesterday, insisted that all the suspected miscreants that attacked and killed the late deaconess must be traced, arrested and prosecuted.
The communiqué signed by the Kubwa Zone Chairman, Rev. Polycarp Inji, said these would serve as deterrent to others because justice must be done and must be seen to be done in the case.
The body said: “If these kinds of acts of gruesome murder of our members continue unabated it might spiral into undesired effects and unpalatable consequences.
“We know that some powerful individuals in our society are bent on using, sponsoring and mobilising miscreants against Christian activities in Kubwa, thus the unrestrained influx of illegal occupants, miscreants and criminals into Kubwa”.
Rev. Inji also called on the Development Control Department of the FCDA to take proactive and urgent steps to remove all shanties while the Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim K. Idris, should reinforce police presence in Kubwa.
According to the PFN chair, the attack was not only on the late Deaconess Olawale but on the body of Christ, adding: “It is designed to intimidate, frustrate and create fears in the body of Christ in Kubwa”.
“If the issue is swept under the carpet like other previous criminal issues, we shall have no other choice than to take appropriate legal measures available to us to defend ourselves”, he said.