Bolanle Ibrahim, a pastor at King of King Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Lagos State has been shot useless.
The pastor was gunned down on the altar of the church situated inside Maidan village in Ikosi Ketu Local Government Area of Lagos State.
The deceased was stated to be praying for some individual throughout a toddler dedication when gunmen broke into the church.
The gunmen reportedly tried to pull Ibrahim out, however one other senior pastor within the church approached them and demanded what they needed from him.
They had been stated to have attacked the pastor earlier than returning to the sufferer.
The deceased aunt, Mrs. Justina Alebiosu, described the incident as a transparent case of assassination.
“Before they killed him, they showed him his picture to identify if he was actually the right person they came for. His death was an unfortunate one, we have lost a gentleman, it was true we were born as Muslims, but we converted to Christianity. My thinking is that my brother had business transaction with someone,” the New Telegraph quoted her to have stated.
“I was told when the assailants wanted to drag him out of the pulpit where he was praying for women who brought their children for dedication, he begged them to kill him there and that was where he was eventually killed by the gunmen.”
She acknowledged that the assailants additionally threatened to shoot any member of the church who tried to problem them.
Mrs. Alebiosu referred to as on the police commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu to launch the physique of her brother for burial, saying, “presently we are all down morally, because of his sudden death.”
The distraught spouse of the deceased, Mrs. Kudirat Ibrahim, who stated her husband was fasting the day he was killed, dismissed the insinuation that he was a cultist.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the incident, stated the police have launched a manhunt for the assailants.
He stated, “We are investigating the case because we have a clue into the killing.”
He, nonetheless, stated, the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu had directed the tactical Commanders to deal with the matter as anticipated, saying “We will unravel the case.”
He added that the CP had taken steps to stem the actions of cultists in Mile 12 and Ketu areas.