Six suspects have been arrested in the murder of an itinerant preacher, Mrs Eunice Olawale Elisha, in Abuja.
The deceased was found dead, with her Bible, megaphone and cellphone by her body. She was a deaconess at the Divine Touch Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Old NEPA Road, Phase 4, Kubwa.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID), is leading the team probing the murder.
The Commissioner of Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Alkali Usman, said he ordered the investigation.
The police also said the six suspects are in custody undergoing interrogation.
Usman assured other residents of the police’s commitment and determination to fish out perpetrators of the crime and bring them to justice.
He promised to make the outcome of the investigation public.
A statement yesterday by police spokesman Anjuguri Manzah, said: “The commissioner of Police FCT has ordered the deputy commissioner of Police, Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, to lead discreet investigation into the murder of Mrs. Eunice Olawale Elisha, 40 years old, who was murdered by unknown persons in the early hours of Saturday at Gbazango Pipeline area of Kubwa.
“Contrary to reports from some sections of the media that the deceased’s head and legs were chopped off, the command wants to state that apart from marks of injury inflicted on some parts of her body, all parts of the deceased body were intact and the Police have taken custody of her remains for preservation and examination.”
Usman urged residents and the public to remain calm and cooperate with the Police in the investigation.
Also yesterday, the Vice President’s wife, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, visited the family of the late Assistant Pastor of the Divine Touch Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Abuja.
Mrs Osinbajo condoled with them on the murder of the mother of seven. She was received around 1:30 pm by the widower, Pastor Olawale Elisha; children; church members and loved ones.
In her condolence message, Mrs Osinbajo wrote: “May her gentle soul rest in peace.”