Nigerian police detain pastor who stormed altar with AK-47 on Sunday
Pastor Uche Aigbe of House on the Rock, Abuja, in Nigeria has been arrested this Monday after videos of him mounting the pulpit carrying an AK 47 rifle went viral over the weekend.
Reports from Nigeria say Pastor Aigbe is currently being detained by the Federal Capital Territory Police Command.
A source told the Daily Trust that the pastor arrived at the Guzape office of the anti-crime unit of police on Monday morning in company of the policeman whom he collected the rifle he mounted the pulpit with.
“He and the police officer have been taken to his house for a search. They were handcuffed and taken away,” the police source said.
Pastor Aigbe, on Sunday caused a stir when he mounted the pulpit carrying an AK 47 rifle. “Some people are looking for my trouble. And I came here prepared,” joked Aigbe
Under Nigerian law, it’s only legal to carry a gun if the Inspector General of Police grants you a licence.
It’s not known whether the gun the pastor carried in the House on the Rock Church in Abuja belonged to him, or if the gun was loaded. The church has not responded to requests to comment.
“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,” he told the laughing congregation on Sunday.