A 42 year-old mother of seven, Mrs. Eunice Elisha, was on Saturday morning, July 9, 2016 murdered by suspected Muslim fundamentalists while evangelizing around Gbazango-West area of Kubwa, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory.
Mrs. Elisha was a deaconess at the Divine Touch Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, in Phase 4, Kubwa. Her assailants cut her in the neck and stabbed her in the stomach while she was doing a ‘morning cry’ in her community.
According to a community leader who spoke with The Trent, the victim was killed by Muslim fundamentalists who were displeased with her evangelism work in the community. Her murderers left her in the pool of her blood with her bible, megaphone and cellphone.
Her remains were discovered by residents who alerted policemen who came to evacuate her to the police station where her husband, Olawale Elisha, went to identify her.
Mr. Elisha is a pastor at RCCG and he told members of the press at that residence that his wife had gone out to preach in the neighbourhood at about 5am, only for him to be called to be informed that his wife has been murdered.
Olawale, was visibly shaken by the murder of his wife.
Suspects Arrested – FCT Police
NAN – The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command said it has arrested some suspects in connection with the killing of a woman preacher, Mrs. Eunice Elisha in Kubwa, FCT.
The FCT command’s Spokesman, ASP Anjuguri Manzah confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday, July 9, 2016 in Abuja.
He said the commissioner of police, Alkali Usman, has directed the homicide section to take over the investigation.
“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,” he said.
The spokesman, however, did not mention the number of suspects arrested.
He said that personnel of the command had visited the scene of the incident and that investigation had begun.
NAN reports that the woman, whose name was not disclosed, was killed while preaching in the early hours of the day around the pipeline area of Kubwa, a satellite town of the FCT.