The anti-crime unit of Federal Capital Territory Police Command has detained Pastor Uche Aigbe of House on the Rock, Abuja.
Pastor Aigbe arrived at the Guzape office of the police on Monday morning in the company of the policeman whom he collected the rifle he mounted the pulpit with.
The pastor caused a stir during Sunday Service when he mounted the pulpit with the rifle.
“Some people are looking for my trouble. And I came here prepared. Today, there are some pastors with the gift of divination who go about ripping people off. 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,” he said as the congregants cheered.
Earlier, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force Public Relations Officer, had said the cleric had a case to answer.
In a series of tweets, Adejobi said AK-47 rifle falls under the prohibited firearms in Nigeria and only certain law enforcement officers are allowed to carry it.
He added that he had forwarded a complaint over the pastor’s action to the FCT Police Commissioner to act.
“But if its true, the pastor will have a case to answer. AK47??. It falls under prohibited Firearms in Nigeria, and no one bears it except an officer of the law, and not all of them have the right, selected sec operatives, but no individual has the right to bear it.
“The FCT police command will investigate it, I trust the new CP FCT, CP Sadiq… its shocking,” he wrote.
Josephine Adeh, Police Public Relations Officer in FCT said they were on the matter and would issue a statement soon.
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