- The police said they have made some arrests over the killing of Babatunde Dada, a pastor of the RCCG in FESTAC Town, Lagos
- Abolarinwa Olatunbosun, a spokesperson for Pastor Dada's family, confirmed that one of the suspects have been arrested
- The spokesman said the family wants the police to fully investigate Dada's killing to know the motive of the killers
FESTAC Town, Lagos state - The police have reportedly arrested one of the suspects who killed Babatunde Dada, a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in FESTAC Town, Lagos state.
Two new converts had stabbed Pastor Dada to death inside the RCCG Chapel of Resurrection on 13 Road, 6th Avenue, FESTAC Town, on Thursday, December 2.
Family demands probe
Speaking on behalf of the family, Olatunbosun said the police had started well by arresting one of the suspects.
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He said the family wants to know why Pastor Dada who was also an accountant with the church was killed.
Olatunbosun stressed that the family wants justice to be served in the case.
Pastor Dada was said to have returned from a bank when the suspects killed him.
Tola Oresanwo commented on Facebook:
"This is so sad, I can only wish that God will Grant his family members the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
"His Killers should be arrested and brought to book. We pray that the shedding of Innocent blood in our country will stop."
Emma O. Akpasubi said:
"Dimensions of killing crimes, have reached an embarrassing proportion. If probe can come out with ways to put them in check, it will be better."
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Nwoko Oboro said:
"Jesus Christ was betrayed and k*lled, but eventually he resurrected meaning all our problems are over. You will be with our lord almighty, he will comfort you in heaven. RIP Pastor!"
The spokesman of the police command, Adekunle Ajisebutu, on Thursday, December 9, said the police were working on the case and arrests have been made.
He, however, said he would not divulge the extent the police had gone in order not to jeopardise investigation.
Gunmen kill worshipper during RCCG church service, police share details
In a related development, an Ilorin-based estate agent identified as Sina Babarinde has been killed by unknown gunmen.
Babarinde, a member of the RCCG, was shot dead during a church service at the Living Word Parish, Basin Road, Ilorin.
Confirming the incident on Monday, October 18, the spokesperson of the Kwara state police command, Okasanmi Ajayi, said it happened during the 7am church service of the RCCG.