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How We Murdered RCCG Pastor Who Housed Us In Lagos — Suspects Narrate

Pastor Babatunde Dada of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, was slain on 6th Avenue in Festac Town, and two fleeing suspects, Farouk Mohammed and Jamiu Kasali, were apprehended by the Lagos State Police Command.

On December 2, 2021, the suspects stabbed the 46-year-old pastor to death and left with his bag containing some money, claiming to be upcoming musicians.

According to reports, the suspects approached the pastor under the guise of being strangers in Lagos who needed a place to stay.

The late Pastor allow them stay in a room in the church, which also served as his residence, only to be attacked the next day around 12 p.m. and left to die in a pool of his own blood.

The suspects were also said to have gone to church the Sunday before the event and come out during an altar call to’surrender their lives to Jesus.’

The arrest was confirmed by the Commissioner of Police in Lagos, AIG Hakeem Odumosu, who said Mohammed was followed to Ilorin, Kwara State, while his accomplice, Kasali, was caught in Festac Town, Lagos.

In an interview published by Vanguard, Kasali, said, “On the day we struck, the Pastor came to Church in morning, gave us money for food and left. Later, he came in with a bag containing money,”

Few hours before then, Farouk got a telephone call from his mother, urging him to come home quickly that she was sick. We were contemplating on how he would get money to take his mother to the hospital when the Pastor walked in with the bag containing money.

“We followed him upstairs, hit him with a plank, before stabbing him with a broken bottle in the neck. He fell down. We grabbed the bag and left the house.

Mohammed, 15, claimed he lied to his parents about travelling to Lagos for a gig since he was an incoming musician.

“I lied to my mother that I would get at least, N200,000 from the show. We are upcoming musicians. We have been in the industry for three years. When things were not going on as planned, we decided to do something else , in order to invest in our music industry. My stage name is Zealight while Kasali’s J Fresh,” he said.

“Our mission in Lagos was to look for where to perform. But that plan changed immediately we saw Pastor with the bag containing money.” he added.

Author: Editor

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