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Police detain pastor who mounted pulpit with AK-47, begin investigation

….. recommend dismissal for inspector who handed over his rifle to Pastor

Sadiq Abubakar, the Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory Command on Monday made a recommendation to the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, to dismiss a police officer, Inspector Musa Audu, for handling his rifle to the presiding Pastor, House on the Rock, Abuja, Uche Aigbe on Sunday during the church service

The Intelligence Response Team of the Police in Abuja, also detained Inspector Audu and Pastor Aigbe, has observed by newsmen during a visit.

The Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Police Force, Muyiwa Adejobi on Monday said that police have commenced an investigation on the pastor who mounted pulpit with an Ak-47 rifle on Sunday during church service.

The Informant247 earlier reported that the presiding pastor of the House on the Rock Church, Abuja, Uche Aigbe, was seen mounted the pulpit carrying an Ak-47 rifle, during the second service, which frequently has a high turnout of the congregation who comes from different parts of the Federal Capital Territory.

Pastor Aigbe walked up to the lectern, aware of the tension his action had created, did not look at his worshippers, 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 as he continued preaching on “Guarding your hearts from false teachers” and “faith without work is dead.”

Meanwhile, the PPRO Adejobi via his Twitter handle, said on Monday that investigation had commenced.

He tweet “We have commenced investigation into this. The PPRO FCT will make an official statement as soon as possible. Thanks.”

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