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House On The Rock Abuja Pastor Uche Aigbe Apologises For Mounting Pulpit With AK-47

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Pastor Uche Aigbe Detained

House on the Rock Abuja Pastor Uche Aigbe has apologized through the church platform for carrying an AK-47 to the altar in order to buttress his Sunday sermon.

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has detained Pastor Uche Aigbe of House on The Rock Abuja. The command also confirmed the arrest of the church’s Chief Security Officer and Inspector Musa Audu, for releasing his gun to Aigbe.

Pastor Uche Aigbe who was detained on Monday the 13th of February, 2023 for mounting the pulpit with AK-47 during a Sunday service at Abuja, caused a stir among the congregation in the church.

Police Force Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said that the investigation has commenced on the incident.

It was also gathered that a police inspector officer, Musa Audu handed the gun over to the Abuja-based pastor.

Musa said while on church duty on the same day, he released his rifle to the pastor for demonstration purposes during church service without seeking any permission.

Musa Audu has now been detained alongside the pastor. But the FCT CP has submitted a recommendation to the IG for Audu’s dismissal, and he will be facing an orderly room trial soon.

In a statement made by the church on Monday, it read Aigbe carried the gun to illustrate his message to the congregation.

The statement reads: “On Sunday, February 12, a resident pastor of House on the Rock, Abuja Church, Pastor Uche Aigbe in a message about fighting the good fight with spiritual weapons, carried an unloaded gun to illustrate his message on ‘Guarding your Faith.’

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“Pastor Uche has been a leader in House on the Rock, Abuja since 1999 and has always shown exemplary leadership. However, he realises that even with the best of intentions, carrying a gun to illustrate his message was ill-advised and regrettable.

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

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

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

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