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Pastor Stabbed To Loss of life Inside Church By Two Youngsters Searching for Shelter

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Two Nigerian youngsters who had been arrested for murdering a pastor have now revealed graphic particulars of the horrifying crime, authorities mentioned.

Pastor Babatunde Dada of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) on sixth Avenue, Festac City, was stabbed to loss of life within the premises of the church on Dec. 2. 

Police mentioned the 2 teen boys, Farouk Mohammed, 15, and Jamiu Kasali,17, entered the church below the pretext of in search of shelter.

“Two boys had come to church final Sunday and so they responded to the altar name by giving their lives to Christ. After church service, they waited to see the top pastor and instructed him that they had been stranded with none place to remain,” Fred Enemigin, founding father of Highflyers Worldwide, Lagos, and a buddy of the slain pastor, wrote on Fb.

“On compassionate grounds, the pastor allowed them to remain someplace throughout the church premises pending once they could be resettled.”

“Pastor Tunde Dada, who had for nearly a decade been the accountant of RCCG Chapel of Resurrection Parish, was assigned to offer wanted welfare for the boys till their matter could be sorted.”

“On the fateful Thursday, Tunde was seated in his workplace and the boys focusing on that they had been alone on the church premises with him, entered his workplace and attacked him with knives and different sharp weapons. He was stabbed a number of instances and locations till they’d him killed proper there on the spot,” he wrote.

Pastor Babatunde Dada was stabbed to loss of life within the premises of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) on sixth Avenue, Festac City, on Dec. 2. File photograph.

The teenager suspects, who fled the scene after the crime, had been tracked down and arrested by the police.

Confirming the arrest on new 12 months’s eve, Lagos Commissioner of Police, AIG Hakeem Odumosu, disclosed that Mohammed was apprehended in Ilorin, Kwara State, whereas Kasali was tracked all the way down to Festac City, Lagos.

Parading the youngsters earlier than journalists, the Commissioner mentioned the suspects who launched themselves to Pastor Dada as musicians stabbed him to loss of life to steal his bag full of money.

“The suspects, after committing the murderous act, absconded to unknown locations. Nonetheless, following intensive and discreet investigation, the 2 culprits had been arrested of their hideouts. The suspects throughout interrogation confessed to having killed the sufferer with a bottle and a stick. The reveals utilized in perpetuating the dastardly act had been recovered,” the officer mentioned.

In an interview printed by Vanguard, Kasali, mentioned, “On the day we struck, the Pastor got here to Church within the morning, gave us cash for meals and left. Later, he got here in with a bag containing cash.”

“Few hours earlier than then, Farouk bought a phone name from his mom, urging him to come back dwelling shortly that she was sick. We had been considering on how he would get cash to take his mom to the hospital when the Pastor walked in with the bag containing cash.”

“We adopted him upstairs, hit him with a plank, earlier than stabbing him with a damaged bottle within the neck. He fell down. We grabbed the bag and left the home.”

Mohammed mentioned he had lied to his mother and father that he was visiting Lagos for performing a music present.

“I lied to my mom that I’d get at the least, N200,000 from the present. We’re upcoming musicians. We now have been within the business for 3 years. When issues weren’t occurring as deliberate, we determined to do one thing else, with the intention to put money into our music business. My stage title is Zealight whereas Kasali’s J Contemporary,” he mentioned.

“Our mission in Lagos was to search for the place to carry out. However that plan modified instantly after we noticed Pastor with the bag containing cash,” he added.

Abolarinwa Olatunbosun, a member of the family of the deceased pastor, additionally mentioned Dada was killed after withdrawing cash from a financial institution.

“The pastor went to a financial institution to withdraw some cash and went to relaxation on the primary flooring of the church. Two individuals mentioned to be new converts went to satisfy him upstairs, broke his head, and killed him.”

Officer Odumosu mentioned the weapons used to commit the crime have been recovered, including that each suspects could be charged to courtroom.

church praying Illustration picture. PIXABAY

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