Two new converts have reportedly attacked and killed Babatunde Dada, a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in FESTAC Town, in the Amuwo Odofin local government area of Lagos State. It was reported that the victim was killed inside the RCCG Chapel of Resurrection on 13 Road, 6th Avenue, FESTAC Town. The two new converts allegedly responsible for the killing was said to have gone to the church for the first time a Sunday before the incident. The two youths were said to have come out during an altar call and surrendered their lives to Jesus. The church accommodated them on its premises after they claimed to be stranded.
However, barely a week after they were accommodated, they reportedly stabbed the cleric to death. Speaking about the tragic incident, the wife of the pastor, Bose, said she had called her husband on the day of the incident and he promised to come home to rest. She said: “My husband was killed at the church. He was the admin/accounts officer, as well as the parish pastor. “I was not with him when he was killed, but I was told that they collected money from him. I heard that those who killed him were new converts.”
Meanwhile, a family member, who is also a security expert, Abolarinwa Olatunbosun, was qouted as saying that the pastor was killed after withdrawing money from a bank. Olatunbosun noted that the matter has been reported to the police, adding that one of the suspects, who ran to Ilorin, has been arrested. However, spokesperson of the Lagos state police command, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said he had yet to be briefed about the case.