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Police Arrests Pastor Who Mounted The Alter With AK-47, Church Reacts


Police Arrests Pastor Who Mounted The Alter With AK-47, Church Reacts

The presiding pastor of House on the Rock Abuja, Uche Aigbe, has been arrested by operatives of the  Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command for wielding an AK 47 rifle during a church service.

Pastor Uche Aigbe
Pastor Uche Aigbe

The pastor had gone viral on Sunday after his photo surfaced online with many reacting differently.

According to a statement by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh on Monday, the pastor got the gun from a police Inspector, Musa Audu.

“The FCT Police Command on the heels of intelligence arrested one pastor, Uche Aigbe, of House on the Rock cathedral, Abuja, and two others.

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“The pastor, whose message and demonstrations were tagged inciting by various media and social media users, was arrested in the early hours of Monday, February 13, 2023, alongside the church’s Chief Security Officer and one Inspector Musa Audu, who was on duty on the said day and had unprofessionally released his rifle to the said pastor without permission or recourse to police authority.

“While the discrete investigation has commenced, members of the public are urged to shun actions or utterances that are in breach of extant laws as the law is trite and all violators will be adequately sanctioned.”

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The pastor had on Sunday said, the gun was for those who chose to sleep in church while service was ongoing.

He had told his congregation that;

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

Aigbe’s remark made the entire congregation laugh as he urged them to guard their heart against false teachers.

Reacting in a statement published in it’s media handle on Monday, House on the Rock Church said;

“Without hesitation, pastor Uche has acknowledged the gravity of his actions and apologised unreservedly for them.

“As a church, House on the Rock rejects all forms of violence and we stand in the good news gospel of Jesus Christ which embraces peace and goodwill for all mankind.

“We are cooperating fully with the authorities as they carry out their investigations into the incident, and we will continue to engage internally to ensure this break in protocol does not happen again” the statement read partly.

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