Lagos ‘Artistes’ Arrested Over Murder Of RCCG Pastor


Lagos ‘Artistes’ Arrested Over Murder Of RCCG Pastor

Two upcoming artistes have been arrested for allegedly stabbing a Redeemed Christian Church of God’s pastor, Babatunde Dada, to death.

The suspects, Farouk, 15, and Jamiu, 17, were paraded on Friday by the Lagos State state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu.

The suspects were said to have attempted to dispossess the pastor of his valuables when they attacked him on the church premises in the Festac area of the state.

The police chief said the suspects, after allegedly perpetrating the crime, fled to an unknown destination, adding that they were arrested in their hideouts in Ilorin, Kwara State, and Festac area.

Odumosu explained that: “The duo of Farouk, 15 and Jamiu, stabbed and killed one Babatunde Dada, 46, inside a church where he worshipped. The deceased/victim, until his death, was a pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Festac.

“The suspects, after committing the murderous act, absconded to unknown places. However, following intensive and discreet investigation, the two culprits were arrested in their hideouts. The suspects during interrogation confessed to have killed the victim with a bottle and a stick. The exhibits used in perpetuating the dastardly act were recovered.”

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The commissioner also said the command has arrested a suspected ritualist, Kolawole Sikiru, 41, who reportedly broke into the Sabo Cemetery along the Igbogbo Road, Ikorodu.

After gaining entry, the suspect, was said to have dug a grave and removed the body parts of a corpse.

He said Sikiru has confessed to the crime during interrogation, adding that the body parts, a knife and a stick were recovered from him.

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