Mother of seven, Deaconess Eunice Olawale, was
butchered to death by some unidentified persons
while preaching in the morning at Gbazango
community in Kubwa, Abuja in the early hours of
July 9th. (Read story HERE)
The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has
now arrested six suspects over her murder.
A statement released on Sunday by the
spokesman of the FCT police command, ASP
Anjuguri Manzah said FCT, Commissioner of Police
(CP) Alkali Usman ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Criminal Investigation and
Intelligence Department (CIID) to lead a discreet
investigation into the murder of Mrs. Eunice
According to him, the 40 year old woman was
murdered by unknown persons in the early hours
of Saturday at Bazango Pipeline area of Kubwa. Six
suspects arrested in connection with the
gruesome murder are in Police custody, currently
undergoing interrogation and the outcome will be made public.
He also said the CP commiserates with the family
members of the deceased over the unfortunate
incident and assured them and other residents of
the area of the commitment and determination of
the Command to fish-out perpetrators of the
heinous crime and bring them to justice. Contrary to reports from some sections of the media that
the deceased’s head and leg was chopped-off, the
Command stated that apart from marks of injury
inflicted on some parts of her body, all parts of the
deceased body are intact and the Police has taken
custody of her remains for preservation and examination.
Manzah enjoined residents of Kubwa and the
general public to remain calm and cooperate with
police in the ongoing investigation.