The Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Bolanle Ibrahim, was horribly murdered by suspected assailants in his King of Kings Parish church at Maidan village in Mile 12, Lagos state.
According to reports by New Telegraph, the clergyman was praying for mothers and their children when the assailants stormed the church and tried to drag him outside.
An aunt of the deceased, Mrs. Justina Alebiosu, who confirmed the incident, claimed it was an unambiguous case of murder because the assailants showed the pastor his photo to confirm that he was their target.
“Even before they killed him, they showed him his picture to identify if he was actually the right person they came for. His death was an unfortunate one. We have lost a gentleman. It was true we were born as Muslims, but we converted to Christianity. My thinking is that my brother had a business transaction with someone.
I was told when the assailants wanted to drag him out of the pulpit where he was praying for women who brought their children for dedication, he begged them to kill him there and that was where he was eventually killed by the gunmen. The assailants also threatened to shoot any of the members of the church who dare come close to them.
We still have an aged mother, and his wife just gave birth, his children are still young. I am appealing to the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu to release his remains for us to bury, presently we are all down morally, because of his sudden death.” the sister said.
The clergyman’s surviving wife, Mrs. Kudirat Ibrahim, said her husband was fasting on the day he was murdered. She wondered where people heard that her husband was a cult member because she had never suspected him of being one.
“What they are saying about him are blatant lies, my late husband was a man of God and he served him to his death.
I wasn’t at home on the fateful day of the incident, I went to take care of my sick mother at the hospital. I had no premonition about his death. After the deed was done, nobody called to inform me.
I never knew my husband had been killed, I was still busy calling him to bring something for me from home, not knowing that he had already been killed, whenever I called him the person who is picking his call kept telling me my husband is preaching, it was later around 7 pm that my elder brother came to break the news to me about the gruesome murder of my beloved husband.” the bereaved wife said
His distraught mother, Mrs. Agnes Ogunowo, appealed to the police to bring her son’s murderers to justice.
“I am a member of Catholic, but he attends Redeemed Christian Church of God and he was the assistant pastor of the Church, I still don’t understand why they killed my son. He was an easy-going person.
My son has a new baby we are yet to take to church for dedication, now my son is no more. I want to appeal to the police to get involved in my son’s death, arrest and prosecute them. I want God to expose those behind it, I cannot bear his death,” she said.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident and said a man was attacked during church service.
“We are investigating the case because we have a clue into the killing. We will unravel the case” Adejobi said in part.
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