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Family Of Gruesomely Murdered Pastor Cries For Justice



Family Of Gruesomely Murdered Pastor Cries For Justice

-Urges IGP To Wade In

Barely two months after a Pastor in charge of Celestial Church of Christ, Grace of Comfort Parish, Omitoto, in Osun State, Morris Fadehan, was gruesomely murdered inside the church, the family of the slain cleric have cried for justice.

The Family of the deceased called on the Inspection General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun to Wade into the matter, saying there was the need for the case to be thoroughly investigated and no sinner must go unpunished.

Recall that the ugly incident happened on February 26, 2024. One of the deceased’s assistants, Lekan Ogundipe, was said to have confessed to killing.

Ogundipe, after allegedly committed the offense drew the attention of the people to the presence of the partly burnt remains of the pastor inside the church before he was later apprehended by the police.

Addressing journalists in Osogbo, on behalf of the family, Fadehan Elizabeth Ayotomiwa and Agbeniga Comfort, on Tuesday said, though Lekan Ogundipe has confessed to callous killing of their father, urging police to intensify investigation as more needed to do on the matter.

According to the duo, Ogundipe couldn’t have carried out the dastard act alone on that day without an assistant from his co-haters of the deceased in the church.

“We are the relatives of M/S/E Morris Gbaju Fadehan, who was gruesomely murdered inside Celestial Church of Christ, Grace of Comfort Parish, Omitoto, Ilode in lleife on Monday, February 26, 2024.

“Though, Nigeria Police Force apprehended one Lekan Ogundipe who we were told confessed to the callous killing of our easy-going father, but we believe more needed to be done on it.

“We are of the opinion that if police could be determined to intensify their investigation on this broad day killing, more culprits shall be arrested.

“There have been several misunderstanding between the deceased and Lekan, anytime this happened, he (Lekan) has many supporters in church that he always use against the deceased.

“We wish to let the general public know that since the inception of the case, some of us have been receiving several strange calls to drop the case.

“Threats from different angles are countless, saying that we want to fight the powerful and influential people in the society.

“The sudden interest shown by some who is who in Osun state towards the matter caught us as a surprise.

“Of a truth, we have nobody except God as this is taking a different dimension now.

“That is why we are calling on the Inspector General of Police to wade into this matter and help the helpless, this case must be thoroughly investigated and no sinner must go unpunished.

“International Community and reputable Non-Governmental Organisations in Nigeria should, please, speak out for us.

“Life has been so miserable for the wife and children of our beloved Fadehan since his untimely death. Nobody to cater for them as father. He was a perfect example of family man while alive and his contributions to the extended family can never be overlooked.

“If we allow evil people to flex muscle in our society because of those standing as their godfathers, the repercussions could be dangerous.”