Updated: Jan 12
AFRICA’S GREATEST UNSOLVED MURDERS-4
The US has its share of cold cases, unsolved murders, and murder mysteries that have never been cracked, but there’s murder in Africa too and in this series we are looking at some of Africa’s greatest unsolved murders. In the last blog, we saw a case from Ghana, West Africa. We will stay in the same region for this episode.
Nigeria (Image: Ubakia)
BIBLE AND BLOOD
Eunice Olawale (“Oh-la-wa-lay”) was a deaconess of the Divine Touch Paris of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Abuja, the federal capital of Nigeria. Murdered in 2016 at the age of only 42, her killing was particularly brutal, brazen and ignominious. Hers is only one of thousands upon thousands of homicides in Nigeria, which has a bad name for crime and an intentional homicide rate was 9.85/100,000 in 2015 by WHO estimate (for comparison, that of the US was 5.35 in 2016). The US Department of State has a travel advisory for Nigeria, and foreigners are warned that they may be targeted by violence.
Eunice Olawale portrait (Photo: Informationng.com)
By accounts, Eunice was humble, caring, and passionate about her faith and spreading its word.