When Pastor Solomon Komolafe of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Winners Assembly, Ibadan, Oyo State, set out for church on February 4, 2013, he was hale and hearty.
But his parish thrown into chaos moments later when Komolafe slumped after leading the congregation in a prayer session and died right on the altar. The Redeemed family is in shock!
Pastor Komolafe died nine months after one of his daughters lost her life in an auto crash around May 2012. One of the children of the deceased, Funsho, told Punch that Komolafe’s death was shocking and unbelievable. He said with his father’s death, it had become double calamity for the family.
Funsho said the 69-year-old Pastor did not have any terminal ailment. He stressed that he and other members of the family had yet to come to terms with the sad incident.
“My father, Pastor Komolafe, popularly known as Jack Solo, slumped right on the altar. The incident was immediately after he led the congregation in a prayer session. He slumped and died on the spot,” he said.
Funsho eulogised his father’s virtues, saying he was a disciplinarian, industrious, compassionate, philanthropic, pious, accommodating and exemplary leader.
Pastor Komolafe, an indigene of Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti State, was survived by his wife, Adewunmi and three children: Oluwafunsho, Abiodun and Oluwaseyi.