Pastor detained for carrying AK-47 to alter
The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has detained Pastor Uche Aigbe of House on the Rock, Abuja, over alleged possession of AK-47.
The cleric reportedly marched the pulpit with a rifle while preaching to his congregation on Sunday, 12 February 2023.
TheNigerian News gathered that the clergyman is currently in detention at the anti-crime unit of FCT Police Command over the incident.
Daily Trust reported that a police source said the pastor arrived at the Guzape office of the police on Monday morning in company of the policeman whom he collected the rifle he mounted the pulpit with.
Earlier, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force Public Relations Officer, had said the pastor had a case to answer.
In a series of tweets, Adejobi said the AK-47 rifle falls under the prohibited firearms in Nigeria and only certain law enforcement officers are allowed to carry it.
Contacted for reaction to the detention of the pastor, Josephine Adeh, Police Public Relations Officer in FCT, simply said, “We are on it.”