A father has been held by the police in Oyo State for allegedly killing his daughter, Miss Kausara Isiaka because she ditched Islam for Christianity.
The deceased’s father is accused of complicity in the attack of Calvary Church where she attended at Ayekale in Ibadan during a church service. It was gathered that late Kausara’s father was estranged from her following her conversion, and it is believed that he was behind the mystery attack of the church during which his daughter was killed.
Reverend Daniel Oladimeji of the church who was among those attacked alleged that the arrested suspect was the mastermind.
Shedding light on the case, Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Olabisi Ilobanafor, said that one Mary Oladimeji, of Calvary Church, Ayekale, Ibadan reported the incident at the station on February 26th 2014 around 2 am.
Though, the police are yet to determine the culpability or otherwise of the suspect, the suspect was alleged to have sneaked into the church premises and inflicted machete cuts on his victims namely: Mary, Kausara Isiaka, Aanu and the pastor of the church.
It was further gathered that the father of the deceased who is a Muslim, had pleaded with his daughter to review her decision. When the daughter refused, he had followed up the pleadings with threats.
The police stated that the girl had to take refuge in the church.
But, on that fateful day, the yet-to-be identified attacker broke in and inflicted machete injuries on the victims while they were sleeping.
Out of the four victims, the police confirmed that her injuries were more severe than others.
All the victims were rushed to Mobolaji Hospital, Oremeji, Ibadan where Kausara later died.
DSP Ilobanafor said: “the police visited the scene, took photographs and moved the remains of the deceased to Adeoyo State Hospital mortuary for autopsy. One suspect was arrested and the case will be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department”.
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