How we robbed, murdered pastor, Babatunde Dada who gave us shelter in Lagos – teenage suspects

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How we robbed, murdered pastor, Babatunde Dada who gave us shelter in Lagos – teenage suspects

Farouk Mohammed 15-year-old and Jamiu Kasali 17-year-old, who murdered a Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Babatunde Dada, have confessed to the crime after they were arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command, Tuesday, 4 January 2022.

Recall that the suspects, who claimed to be upcoming musicians, stabbed the 46-year-old pastor to death 2 December 2021 and fled with his bag containing an unspecified amount of money.

Prior to the pastor’s murder, the suspects had approached him on the pretext of being strangers in Lagos who had no place to stay.

The deceased lodged them in a room in the church which also served as his residence only to be attacked at about 12:00 pm the next day and left him in the pool of his blood to die.

It was further gathered that the suspects attended church service the Sunday before the incident, and also came out during an altar call to “surrender their lives to Jesus”.

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In an interview published by Vanguard, Kasali, said, “On the day we struck,the Pastor came to Church in morning, gave us money for food and left. Later, he came in with a bag containing money,”

“Few hours before then, Farouk got a telephone call from his mother, urging him to come home quickly that she was sick. We were contemplating on how he would get money to take his mother to the hospital when the Pastor walked in with the bag containing money.

“We followed him upstairs, hit him with a plank, before stabbing him with a broken bottle in the neck. He fell down, we grabbed the bag and left the house.

On his part, Mohammed, said he lied to his parents that he was coming to Lagos for a show, being an upcoming musician.

“I lied to my mother that I would get at l east, 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 in order to invest in our music industry. Our mission in Lagos was to look f or where to perform. But that plan changed immediately when we saw pastor with the bag containing money. ” he said.

How we robbed, murdered pastor, Babatunde Dada who gave us shelter in Lagos – teenage suspects

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