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2 New Converts Stab RCCG Pastor To Death In Lagos Church

A pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in FESTAC Town, Lagos State’s Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area, was attacked and killed by suspected hoodlums.

Pastor Babatunde Dada was assassinated inside the RCCG Chapel of Resurrection on 13 Road, 6th Avenue, FESTAC Town.

According to The Punch, two new converts allegedly responsible for the killing was said to have gone to the church for the first time a Sunday before the incident.

The two youths were said to have come out during an altar call and surrendered their lives to Jesus.

The church accommodated them on its premises after they claimed to be stranded. However, barely a week after they were accommodated, they reportedly stabbed the cleric to death.

Speaking about the tragic incident, the wife of the pastor, Bose, said she had called her husband on the day of the incident and he promised to come home to rest.

She said, “My husband was killed on December 2 at the church. He was the admin/accounts officer, as well as the parish pastor. I was not with him when he was killed, but I was told that they collected money from him. I heard that those who killed him were new converts.”

Meanwhile, a family member, who is also a security expert, Abolarinwa Olatunbosun, was cited as saying that the pastor was killed after withdrawing money from a bank.

“The pastor went to a bank to withdraw some money and went to rest on the first floor of the church. Two persons said to be new converts went to meet him upstairs, broke his head and killed him.

“The matter was reported to the police and one of the suspects, who ran to Ilorin, has been arrested.”

Olatunbosun said the killing might be for ritual purposes, adding that the assailants were suspected Internet fraudsters, aka Yahoo boys.

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