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Police detain AK-47 carrying Abuja pastor, recommend dismissal of his orderly


The Federal Capital Police Command has arrestes the Presiding Pastor of House on the Rock Abuja, Uche Aigbe for publicly displaying an AK-47 rifle during last Sunday’s service.

The FCT Commissioner of Police, Sadiq Abubakar, also made a recommendation to the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, to dismiss one Inspector Musa Audu, who will be facing an orderly room trial, for handing over his rifle to Aigbe to display.

Audu and Aigbe were detained by the Intelligence Response Team, Force Intelligence Bureau, Garki, Abuja, on Monday

Aigbe left his members in shock when he mounted the pulpit carrying an AK 47 rifle during the second service, which usually has a higher turnout of the congregation.

Brandishing the gun, the pastor picked his way to the altar as many members of his congregation exchanged glances trying to understand what was happening.

It was, however, not known if the gun he brandished was loaded or not.

An unflinching Aigbe walked up to the lectern, aware of the tension his action had created, without looking at his congregation.

But as he made attempt to open his Bible, the preacher looked up and said teasingly, “Some people are looking for my trouble. And I came here prepared.

“Today, there are some pastors with gift of divination who go about ripping people. This is why we should carry our ‘guns’ and defend ourselves. I will particularly be coming very soon for some of you sleeping in the church.”

His response threw the entire gathering into a fit of laughter before he continued preaching.