Mistress Sets Pastor’s Home On Fire; Killing His Wife, Kids And A Guest In Lagos

Mistress Sets Pastor's Home On Fire; Killing His Wife, Kids And A Guest In Lagos
A lady identified as Rachel has set the home of one pastor Isaac
Shofolabo whom she is having an affair with; killing his wife, two kids
and a guest. The incident occurred around 1 a.m at 46, Oladunni Memorial Street, Double Powerline, Ejibo Lagos state. 
 
According
to neighbors, Rachel who is their tenant, has been dating the pastor
who is in charge of Celestial Church of God, Joy of the Lord Parish
located inside the premises for five years. The pastor’s wife, Mary
Shofolabo, his children Taiwo, 19, and Iredamola and a relative, Kazeem,
7, died at the General Hospital, Gbagada where they rushed to for
treatment. 
Narrating what happened, a neighbour
who wants to remain anonymous said; 
“It is a terrible thing, very
shocking. It happened around 1am.
It was Mama (the late Mrs Shofolabo) that woke up other residents with
her scream. I was in my own room when I heard her voice and came out.
Coming out, I saw fire on her body and she was shouting that Iya Rachel
has burnt everyone in her house. That she saw someone moving from her
house and thought it was a thief. But when she looked from her window,
she saw that it was Iya Rachel. Since they are not close, she screamed
and asked her what she was doing in her house. She woke up the other
children at home and told them she saw a thief moving round and when
they tried to go through the door, they realised it was locked from the
outside. It was when they were returning to their room that they heard
the explosion and people started running. It was Mama that used her hand
to break her window so that they can all come out from there. When I
saw her, fire was on her body and she was shouting that we should go and
help her children inside the house that Iya Rachel has set fire in her
house. I got to the place and saw Taiwo, Segun, Elijah and one other
person. 
They were the ones who told me that Kazeem was still inside, at
that time, the fire was very heavy and no one could enter. Neighbours
started trying to put out the fire while some of us rushed them to Isolo
General Hospital but they were rejected. We went to a private hospital
and they said we have to deposit N200,000. Since we didn’t have the
money, we rushed to Gbagada General Hospital. There was no car and so,
Mama and others were put inside tricycle, I stood by the edge of the
tricycle, while Taiwo was carried on a motorcycle. By the time we got to
the hospital, around 2am,
Taiwo was swollen. They started treating them and they were responding.
Mama even told the doctor on duty what she saw and explained everything
to him. But later in the day, she passed on and few minutes after her,
Taiwo died too. Their father came back from vigil around 4am
and he saw what has happened. He followed some of the neighbours to the
hospital to see them. The police was contacted that night. At the
trauma and burns section of the Gbagada General, family members and
sympathisers trooped in to see Segun and Elijah, who were severely
burnt.

The surviving siblings, Bunmi, Felix and
Kehinde corroborated the claim by the neighbours saying their mother
narrated what she happened in the presence of the doctor before she
died. Weeping uncontrollably, Bunmi revealed  yesterday was her sister,
Taiwo’s 19th birthday, adding that she was  her colleagues at her work
place had planned to celebrate it for her.
Bunmi said’

“Taiwo
was very happy because it is the first time her birthday would be
celebrated. At the saloon where she worked, her madam and colleagues had
planned a celebration for her and she even called my cousin around 12am on Saturday
telling her of the dress code and her new dance step. We do not have
anyone. Our mummy was our only support and now, she has been taken from
us.

My daddy knew the woman over five years ago when she moved into our
compound with her husband. But her husband left when he discovered that
she was my father’s lover. The woman has been causing problems for my
mother. She was the reason I left the house. At a point, I told my
mother to leave them that she should not put her mind in whatever they
were doing. Yet, the woman was not satisfied. There was anniversary at
the church on November 27 and people heard the woman complaining that my
mother was overdressed and looking beautiful. That so, she could still
look beautiful. They told my mother but she doesn’t take such things
seriously. She didn’t read any meanings to it. Now, the worst has
happened. We are crying for justice. We have reported to the police and
we are begging them to investigate well because we know that something
is not right. Let whoever was responsible for the fire and deaths of my
mother, my sister, brother and Kazeem pay for it. We want justice.”

Source: Nation News