On Saturday, June 28. Superior Evangelist Isaiah Adebola
and his wife Deborah had already gone to bed after the day’s
itinerary when suddenly they heard a knock at the door of
their makeshift apartment located within their temporary
The cleric who was just recovering from an undisclosed
ailment managed to open the door only to see his brother in-
law, simply identified as Femi aka One-man Mopol. Femi,
according to Evangelist Adebola’s son, was a landlord in the
The visibly agitated Femi was alleged to have beckoned on
the cleric to come and pray for his pregnant wife who had
some health complications after dinner.
In a jiffy, the cleric and his wife allegedly followed their
visitor to his house and that was the last time they were seen
A search for Superior Evangelist Adebola who was the
Shepherd of Celestial Church of Christ, Gethsemane parish,
Ofin in Igbogbo-Bayeku Local Council Development Area,
was allegedly called by the Community Development
Association, CDA in the neighbourhood.
The Celestial church also raised a team of prayer warriors to
unravel the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the
cleric and his wife who was a commercial try-cyclist driver in
A member of the church told Vanguard Metro, VM that while
the search parties and prayer sessions were still ongoing,
neighbours started perceiving an offensive odour and swarm
of flies around the One-man Mopol’s house.
A member of the CDA who pleaded anonymity told VM that
One- man Mopol who worked with a private company in
Lagos, had been absent from his place of work for days,
prompting his colleagues to also raise a search party to locate
his where-about. Their efforts proved futile until they visited
the Ofin community. Calls put on his cell phone and that of
his wife were not picked. The putrefying odour and swarm of
flies within One-man Mopol’s residence, heightened their
anxiety and suspicion. The CDA which was also involved in
the search, brought in local security.
Eyewitnesses told VM that the said building was locked from
within, thereby preventing people from gaining access into
the house. After failed efforts to gain entry into the house, the
local security organisation in Ikorodu which was invited by
the CDA, climbed the roof of the building through a pidgeon
To their greatest disbelief, they found the remains of the
cleric and his wife as well as that of One-man Moplol and his
wife. Two of the corpses were allegedly lying in the pool of
their own blood while foam was oozing out from One-man
Mopol’s mouth. His deceased wife was said be having a
mould of food on her hand. This discovery led to the
invitation of the men of the Nigeria Police.
VM learnt that it took a while before the corpses were
removed from the scene of the crime and taken to the morgue
A resident who pleaded anonymity said One- man Mopol”
had a queer character. He was alleged to have divorced his
first wife who gave birth to five children for him. One-man
Mopol was described as a bully.
When VM visited the Celestial Church in Ofin community
last Sunday, a guest speaker was on hand to conduct the
service with only three other worshipers. The five children of
the deceased could not be located as relations had taken them
Two members of the church who simply gave their names as
Alfa and Segun, said the cleric was murdered at a time
theyneeded him most.
Some residents told VM the disaster was facilitated by the
noise from generating sets.
‘’There is no way all of them would have died without the cry
for help but the sound of the generators made it impossible
for their distress calls to be heard,” one of the said.
Meanwhile, a source in CCC, said plans are in top gear to
retrieve the corpses from the Corona Court for interment.