The Lagos state police command arrested Farouk Mohammed and Jamui Kasali, the suspected murderers who killed pastor Babatunde Dada of the RCCG on 6th avenue Festac town on December 2, 2021.
The alleged murderers who claimed to be upcoming musicians stabbed the 46 years old pastor to death on December 2, 2021, and made way with his money.
At first, it was gathered that the suspects approached the deceased as a stranger in Lagos and had no place to stay, in which the deceased lodged them in a room in the church which also served as his residence.
It was further gathered that the suspects attended church service Sunday before the incident and also came out during an alter call to ‘’surrender their lives to Jesus’’.
However, it was said that the suspects attacked the deceased at noon the next day and abandoned him in his pool of blood to die just because Farouk got a call from his mother urging him to come home quickly because she was sick.
On a further note, it was stated that the suspects were contemplating how to get the money for his mother’s medical treatment when the pastor walked in with a bag containing money.
Furthermore, it was stated that the alleged suspects followed him upstairs, hit him with a plank before stabbing him with a broken bottle in the neck in which he fell down and died, and they grabbed the bag and left the house.
As gathered, according to Mohammed who is 15 years of age said ‘he lied to his parents that he was coming to Lagos for a show being an upcoming musicians.
‘’I lied to my mother that I will get at least N200,000 from the show. We are upcoming musicians. We have been in the industry for three years. When things were not going on as planned, we decided to do something else to invest in our music industry. My stage name is Zealight while Kasali’s J fresh,’’ he said.
According to Vanguard, Kasali said ‘’On the day we struck, the pastor came to the church in the morning, gave us money for food and left. Later, he came with a bag containing money.
As further reported, the commissioner of police in Lagos AIG Hakeem Odumosu, who confirmed the arrest, said that Mohammed was tracked to Ilorin in Kwara State while his partner was captured in Festac town, Lagos.