President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that the killers of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) preacher, Evangelist Eunice Elisha Olawale, in Kubwa area of the Federal Capital Territory will not go unpunished.
President Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal, made the promise during the burial service held in RCCG FCT 2 Provincial Headquarters in Kubwa.
The 42-year-old, Ekiti-born mother of seven was murdered in the early hours of July 9, 2016 while preaching in the Gbazango -West area of Kubwa, a satellite town, in the Bwari Area Council.
While paying their last respect to their mother, the children of the deceased who wear clad in blue native attire performed the ‘ash to ash’ ceremony at the cemetery and wept uncontrollably.
Lawal said, “As a government, we want to inform you that all the perpetrators of this act will not go free and will be brought to book. All Nigerians should be safe and free to practice their religion anywhere. Government’s resolve is to fish out the perpetrators. We pray to God not only to forgive them, but pray that the perpetrators seek for repentance. On behalf of the President and the Federal Republic of Nigeria, may God console you.”
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.