Husband of Late Mrs Eunice Olawale, who was murdered early Saturday morning while preaching close to her residence, has narrated how the deceased was found with her throat slit and her head rested on her bible.

Olawale Elisha, who is also a pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), told Vanguard that, “His wife always goes out early in the morning for ‘Morning Cry.’ There was a particular day she went out and she told me that there is a mosque at the back, where they made comments about her preaching. So I just cautioned her.


“That morning (Saturday), she went around 5am and I was still in bed because we did vigil which she participated in for a while because of the ‘Morning Cry’ she planned to undertake.

“Two of my boys are footballers; they went to the field to play. When they came back, they told me that they heard some footballers saying that some hoodlums had butchered a woman who was preaching early this morning.”


“We hurried down in the shorts I was putting on but did not see anybody. However, we saw blood on the ground. I asked a policeman around and he said it was true but that they had taken her to Phase 4 Police Station.


“I went to the station with my children and when we got there, I saw the lifeless body of my wife at the back of the police van and from there, she was taken to the mortuary. The incident happened between 5 and 5:30am because she usually goes out at 5am and comes back 6am”


“She had no problem with anybody and there was no property to sell at hand. She didn’t have anything with anybody.”

Also speaking, the first daughter of the late deaconess and Jessica Olawale, lamented that “Everybody is just saying it is well, nobody can understand how I feel.”


“She is innocent; she didn’t do anybody any harm. She uses just her megaphone and bible; just preaching. They just killed her like a chicken and left her there,” the 15-year-old Senior Secondary School 2 student bemoaned.


Among early callers at the residence were wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo; wife of the General Overseer of RCCG, Mrs Adeboye, and the Bwari Area Council Chairman, Musa Dikko.


The deceased was born on July 23, 1974 and got married in July, 2000.

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