By Sadiq Umar – The House of Representatives on Tuesday called on the acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris to investigate the murder of the Pastor’s wife Eunice Olawale who was hacked to death in Kubwa, Federal Capital Territory over the weekend.
The House also urged the FCT administration to remove shanties from the locations where miscreants attack unsuspecting citizens.
The decision followed a motion moved by Rep. Gabriel Kolawole, who argued that there is the need to protect citizens of the nation’s capital.
Raising a matter of Urgent National Importance, Rep Kolawole informed the House of the gruesome murder of Mrs Olawale at the dawn of Sunday when she was out to preach.
“She was allegedly murdered by miscreants who were said to be annoyed by her early morning preaching in the area,” he said.
According to the motion, “The House notes the gruesome murder of, 42 years old Eunice Elisha, the wife of Redeemed Pastor, Olawale Elisha who was hacked to death in the early hours of Saturday July 9, while preaching the gospel a few meters away from her house in Kubwa, an Abuja suburb by unidentified miscreants.
He noted that the incident has caused ethnic tension in the FCT due to accusations and counter-accusations about the identity of the murderers.
The lawmaker argued that the house needs to be proactive to prevent further breakdown of law and order and loss of lives across the country.
Another lawmaker who spoke in favour of the motion, Rep. Ayorinde Olabode also condemned the incident, saying the perpetrators must be brought to justice.