The Foursquare Gospel Church in Alaka, Lagos has been thrown into mourning after four of its members reportedly died in a car accident in the Ojota area of the state on Friday.
According to PUNCH, the victims were on their way to the 2016 youth convention of the church at the Ajebo camp, when the accident happened on the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway. The victims were identified as Temidayo Oyebade, Anuoluwapo Bisade-Philips, Shalom Etiubon and one simply identified as Nike.
While recounting the incident, a member of Foursquare revealed that there were actually five people in the car. “They were on their way to the annual youth convention of the church which took place on Saturday at the Ajebo camp of the church on the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway. A fast-moving trailer was said to have rammed into a car directly behind their car. The car then ran over theirs. Four died while one is in a coma in the hospital,” he said.
A friend of Temidayo, Seye Joseph, also confirmed the death in an interview with PUNCH, adding that it was unfortunate that Temidayo was no more. A former pastor of the Foursquare church also took to his Facebook page to mourn the loss of the youths, describing the deaths as painful. Other Friends of the victims took to their Facebook pages on Saturday to express their grief.
“I can’t believe Anu Bisade-Philips is gone. I can’t stp crying. She was a darling back then in primary school. Rest in perfect peace,my cute namesake.” One wrote. Another penned this down: “It is so unthinkable, unbelievable and unimaginable that Temidayo has left this sinful world. We love you, but God loves you most.”
May their souls rest in peace.