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Lord’s Chosen Ministries Pastor Shot Dead in Lagos

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Unknown gunmen on Monday shot dead Lagos State Coordinator of The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Ministries, Pastor Chukwuemeka Okpokpo.

The gunmen are said to have been on a motorcycle, following Okpokpo as he left a Diamond Bank branch where he had gone to withdraw N3 million for the church.

They are said to have shot sporadically in the air at Apple Junction, Amuwo Odofin area of the state, causing people on the street to flee.

Realizing he was the target, Okpokpo reportedly attempted to escape. As he was driving, he slowed down when he  reached a bad spot in the road, and the hoodlums shot at the tyres of the vehicle he was driving, bringing the vehicle to an abrupt halt.

They subsequently shot him in the stomach and subsequently grabbed the bag containing the money and fled.

Reports further state:

A prayer session aimed at resurrecting him reportedly held between 12.30p.m. and 8p.m.

Some of the church members were, however, of the view that the gunmen could have been hired assassins and not robbers.

Meanwhile, Lagos State Police Command said it had begun investigation into the killing. The command said it was too early to say if it was a case of robbery or assassination.

A police source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Vanguard: “We are leaving all avenues open in our investigation.”

Church members thronged Okpokpo’s Iju home to commiserate with his family.

The family members hinted that Okpokpo’s body had been taken to his home town in Amizi, Ikwuano Local Government Area of Umuahia of Abia State.

R.I.P

12 Comments

  1. nene+

    June 24, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Nigerianoooooo please use banks online Payment applications.
    Al lot of people may have seen him withdrawing.
    Please please people embrace NIBBS,Internet banking, if you are not internet savvy tell your manager bank to assist.
    This loss may have been avoided.
    Thieves get jobs already! You stole and still killed him?????
    I wont be well with you.
    Sad. RIP

    • Jice

      June 24, 2015 at 11:50 am

      I understand what you mean, but at times cash withdrawals are necessary. And not everyone has online bank access.
      I see an assassination, because I though Lagos robbers do not kill, but just rob?

      So sad. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

  2. Hmmmm

    June 24, 2015 at 10:52 am

    “A prayer session aimed at resurrecting him reportedly held between 12.30p.m. and 8p.m then The family members hinted that Okpokpo’s body had been taken to his home town in Amizi, Ikwuano Local Government Area of Umuahia of Abia State.”Hmmmm #smh. May his soul find rest.

  3. Black Coffee

    June 24, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Why did they have to kill him? So sad. May he RIP.

  4. Naijababeii

    June 24, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Was he wearing dat their anti-bullet vest? I know he was wearing it RIP to the dead.

  5. Foxtrot

    June 24, 2015 at 11:54 am

    With the cashless Lagos initiative people still carry millions around? This is very sad news. RIP Pastor Okpokpo!

  6. Adaeze Writes

    June 24, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    This is too sad. May his soul rest in peace. Amen.

  7. Moyo

    June 24, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    “”A prayer session aimed at resurrecting him reportedly held between 12.30p.m. and 8p.m.”” Didnt they take him to the hospital after he was shot?

  8. Obinna

    June 25, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Adieu my pastor. It is well. The lord of chosen still answers prayer. He is still good.

    • Chidi

      June 25, 2015 at 6:25 pm

      For sure our God answers prayer

  9. obinna

    June 26, 2015 at 7:16 am

    RIP MY PASTOR.

  10. liveth

    January 2, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Hmmmmm I can’t believe dis bt all join God knws d best RIP okpokpo

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