Reports are that those who killed the pastor did not leave with any
property of the church, therefore, the incident can be regarded to as an
act of assassination.
The deceased wife, Olasunbo said the hoodlums struck at about 3am on
30th of May adding that they said nothing throughout the time of attack.
“We were asleep when
they entered the church. They came to our house and we didn’t know
anything was happening until we heard a sound like something was
There was a power outage, so we couldn’t see clearly. My husband was
the first to wake up. They broke into the house through the front door.
They didn’t say anything to us even as we asked what they wanted from
I just heard my husband shouting, ‘In Jesus name’. I also re-echoed
it, saying ‘Amen, in Jesus name.’ I never knew they had stabbed him in
the chest. They left by scaling the church’s fence. I saw that my
husband had become weak. That was when I knew that they had stabbed him.
There was a lot of blood in the room.”
“They didn’t take anything. Up till now, I can’t say who they are and why they did what they did.”
A Facebook user, Amah Eze who shared the story claimed that the
hoodlums who were absconding took the church as an escape route after a
“He was always ringing
a bell at 12 midnight for prayers. So humble that whenever he greeted a
small girl like me, he always bowed down. Only for absconding thieves
to run into his church while he was praying as usual, and cut him with a
machete. That’s how he met his death; but God knows best.”