Breaking: Gunmen Assassinate Popular Edo State Prophet, Speed
The founder and head pastor of Love Fire Ministry, a Benin-based pentecostal church, Pastor Godwin Emmanuel, has been assassinated by gunmen.
The deceased who was also known as Prophet Speed, was shot dead on Sunday night along Oko Central road, off Airport road, Benin, Edo state. The late cleric was said to have founded the church about 11 months ago.
Head of media of the church, Festus Edema, said the pastor was on his way to distribute food items to members of the church who are in need and to drop one of his members at Oko Central road, when he was shot dead by yet to be identified gunmen.
Edema explained that the assassins pretended to be pushing their car that broke down. “The man of God stopped for them to pass so that he can have his way. He never knew that they were the people who came to attack him. So they shot him in the chest and stomach.
Being a strong man, he still tried to put the car in reverse and as he was reversing the car, he hit the fence and they came and shot him at close range. That shot silenced him,” Edema explained.