Tragic: Pastor Stabs Close Friend To Death In Presence Of 6-Year-Old Son

Tragic: Pastor Stabs Close Friend To Death In Presence Of 6-Year-Old Son

By Salisu Sulaimon | Sub-Editor on January 21, 2014

Unprecedented violence erupted in Gbongan, Osun State as a church founder identified as Pastor Adepoju, stabbed another pastor with The Apostolic Church, Pastor Julius Oguntoye, to death.

The unfortunate incident happened last Wednesday, January 15th 2014.

Punch reports:

Our correspondent gathered that Adepoju, a pastor with The Apostolic Church retired from the church about 10 years ago to establish his own church.

The deceased was buried amidst wailing at his personal residence in Ede on Monday.

Adepoju, who was the best man when Oguntoye got married some years back, was said to have come from Ibadan, his base, to Gbongan where the deceased was and stabbed him on the left side of the chest.

Oguntoye, who was unaware of the motive of his friend’s visit was said to have welcomed Adepoju with open arms and the suspect, on sitting down reached out for his weapon and stabbed Oguntoye on the chest, head and other areas.

Oguntoye, 48, was said to have been hacked to death last Wednesday in Gbongan in the presence of his six-year-old son.

It was said that Adepoju accused the slain pastor of “using my glory.”

One of the church members, who identified herself as Damilola Adedeji, told our correspondent on Monday that Adepoju  prevented the deceased’s son from fleeing the scene and released him after he was satisfied that his father had died.

Adepoju was reported to have gone to the police station in the town and reported that he had killed his fellow pastor immediately after the incident.

The suspect was also said to have called his wife in Ibadan and informed her about what he had done. He also reportedly told the woman that she should consider herself a widow because the court could order that he should be killed.

Adedeji said, “We never expected what happened. Pastor Adepoju came from Ibadan where his family resides and he was dressed in a suit just like a pastor who is going to preach. Pastor Oguntoye did not know that he was hiding a knife in the suit, he brought out the knife and stabbed the pastor in his head, chest and stomach.

“Pastor was killed exactly five months after he was transferred to Gbongan. He was in Ede for about 12 years and nobody killed him.”

Tribute poured in for the deceased at the funeral service held at his residence in Ede on Monday.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Osun State, Mrs. Folasade Odoro, said the command was aware of the incident.

She said that the suspect was already in the police custody, adding that investigation was ongoing.


  1. Really sad indeed. Who knows the frustration and sorrow this man went through before he decided to stab to death the person who was “using his glory”. Could it be that he felt it was the only way out? Its a sad tale

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