Slain Abuja female preacher to be buried on her 42nd birthday

Eunice Elisha, who was murdered by suspected Muslim extremists while evangelising in Kubwa, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), in the early hours of Saturday, July 9 will be buried exactly two weeks after her death.

A brother to the deceased, Mr. Akun Oluwadare, told journalists that the family had concluded arrangement to properly bury her on July 23, the day she would have turned 42.

Oluwadare said, “The Christian wake will come up on Friday, July 22 by 5pm at the RCCG Provincial Headquarters, Phase Three, Kubwa.

“The burial service is fixed for Saturday, July 23, which coincided with her birthday by 12pm at the same venue. Interment will follow immediately at Gudu Cemetry, Abuja.”

The burial, originally scheduled for July 14, was postponed to enable the police conclude their investigations into her gruesome murder.

An Area Pastor of Mrs. Olawale’s Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Biola Egebeyemi, announced the postponement to journalists in the FCT.

He said the decision was taken by the family of the deceased with a view to allowing a thorough investigation into the immediate and remote cause(s) of the murder.

The deceased is survived by her husband Olawale Elisha, seven children, six siblings and aged parents.

She hailed from Ekiti State and was a deaconess of the Divine Touch Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Abuja.