Police Arrest Six Suspects over Murder of Female Pastor in Abuja


By Dele Ogbodo in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has confirmed the arrests of six suspects in connection with the gruesome murder of the female pastor of Divine Touch Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Mrs. Eunice Mojisola Elisha, in the early hours of Saturday.

The mother of seven was hacked to death in the Kubwa-Bazango, a satellite town in Abuja while she was on her normal morning evangelism between 5a.m. and 6a.m.

The names and identities of the suspects were not made known as the time of going to press.

FCT police spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah, in a statement made available to the media on behalf of the FCT Commissioner of Police, Alkali Baba Usman, said the arrest came through the discreet effort of the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID) into the murder.

The six suspects, according to the statement, are currently in police custody undergoing interrogation. The outcome of the investigation, he said, would be made known soon.

The police boss commiserated with the families of the deceased and urged the public and residents in the area to remain calm, adding that they should also cooperate with the police in the ongoing investigation.

He however, debunked the insinuation that the deceased’s head and body parts were mutilated and chopped off.