The spokesperson of the Nigerian Police Force, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has reacted to a trending video of an Abuja-based pastor carrying an AK-47 rifle in church.
Pastor Uche Aigbe, the presiding pastor of House on the Rock church, Abuja, was captured bearing an AK-47 rifle while preaching in his church on Sunday.
The viral clip was met with mixed reactions after it was posted on Twitter, with many criticizing the clergyman for carrying the weapon, stating that it was illegal.
Some members of the church however came out to defend the clergyman and explained that he bore the rifle for illustration purposes only. They added that the gun was not loaded and no one in the church was scared.
See some of the reactions below,
Reacting to the controversial video, CSP Adejobi said he has forwarded it to the Commissioner of Police for the FCT, and they would commence investigation on the incident.
He added that the clergyman will have a case to answer if found guilty as civilians are not allowed to carry arms.
“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,” he tweeted.
Watch the clip below,
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