Wife of the vice president, Dolapo Osinbajo, has paid a visit to the mourning family of a Redeem Church female preacher who was murdered by assailants in the Kubwa area of Abuja.
A 42 year-old mother-of-seven, Mrs. Eunice Elisha, who was a Deaconess at the Divine Touch Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, was on Saturday morning, murdered by unknown assailants while evangelizing around Gbazango-West area of Kubwa, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The woman who was said to have been cut in the neck and also stabbed in the stomach, was left in the pool of her own blood with her bible, megaphone and cellphone by her killers.
Vice president’s wife, Dolapo Osinbajo visits the family
The late woman’s husband, Olawale Elisha, who is also a pastor at RCCG played host to the wife of the vice president, Dolapo Osinbajo who visited the family yesterday, and expressed shock over the death of his wife.
“My wife always goes out early in the morning for ‘Morning Cry’ (evangelism). There was a particular day she went out and she told me that there is a mosque at the back where they commented about what she said. So I just cautioned her.
Husband of the deceased
“This morning (Saturday), she went around 5am and I was still in bed because we did vigil which she participated in for a while because of the ‘Morning Cry’ she planned to undertake. Two of my boys are footballers, so they went to the field to play. And when they came back, they told me that they heard some footballers saying that some hoodlums had butchered a woman who was preaching early this morning.
“So, when I heard this, we trekked down in the shorts I was putting on and we didn’t see anybody but we saw blood on the ground. I asked a policeman around and he said it is true but that they had taken her to Phase 4 Police Station.
The family of the deceased
“I went to the station with my children and when we got there, I saw the lifeless body of my wife at the back of the police van and from there, she was taken to the mortuary. The incident happened between 5am and 5:30am because she usually goes out 5am and comes back 6am.
“My wife was so committed to anything that is of God. She was a reckless giver to God’s work, she rarely missed any programme in church. We have seven children,” he stated.