Nigeria: Slain Osun cleric’s family alleges plot to bury murder case

Nigeria: Slain Osun cleric’s family alleges plot to bury murder case

By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria

The family of late Morris Fadehan, the pastor in charge of Celestial Church of Christ, Grace of Comfort Parish, Ilode, Ile-Ife, Osun State, who was recently murdered in the church, is calling for the intervention of the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, to ensure that all those involved in the heinous act are apprehended. The 65-year-old pastor was allegedly killed on the church premises by his assistant, Lekan Ogundipe, on February 26. Ogundipe was subsequently arrested and detained by the police.

During a press conference in Osogbo, the eldest child of the late clergy, Elizabeth, revealed that the family has been receiving calls from individuals demanding that they drop the case against the suspect. Elizabeth firmly believes that Ogundipe could not have carried out the murder alone and suspects the involvement of other unidentified individuals. She is urging the police authorities to conduct a thorough investigation to unveil any other potential culprits involved in her father’s killing.

Elizabeth also expressed concern over the sudden interest shown by influential individuals in the state regarding the case. She revealed that the family has been informed that powerful people are backing the prime suspect arrested in connection with the murder. Elizabeth emphasized the need for the Inspector-General of Police to intervene and ensure a comprehensive investigation is conducted, so that all those responsible for her father’s death can be brought to justice. She also called on the international community and reputable non-governmental organizations in Nigeria to support their quest for justice.

The tragic loss of Morris Fadehan has left his wife and children in a state of misery, with no one to provide for them as a father. The family pleads for assistance and justice for their loved one.

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