Pastor hides gun, 3,871 ammunition, drugs in his bedroom


A 51-year-old pastor serving with Christ Army Church, Mbiri, in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, is at the moment cooling off in Police custody after a raid on his apartment revealed he had in his possession 3,871 live cartridges and a loaded English made Gun.
Pastor Ignatius Ogboi, who did not deny ownership of the ammunition, the Police say also had concealed in his bedroom prohibited drugs including Tramadol, a powerful analgesic, sometimes used as opium by criminals during their operation.
Ogboi was arrested by policemen attached to the Special Anti- Kidnapping Squad (SAKCCS) who were acting on a tip off from an informant.
The Delta State Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Mustafa, while parading the suspect, said the clergyman was a major sponsor of kidnapping and robbery around Agbor, Umunede and its environs.
Defending himself, Ogboi said he was just helping the local vigilantes in his community to procure the recovered items found in his possession after they complained that they were buying them at exorbitant rates elsewhere.
He said: “I have agreed to all these things before men but to God be the glory that I am not a kidnapper. I helped vigilantes in my area to buy them cheap. So, the day I brought them into the community, I was arrested. I am not the manufacturer of the cartridges. I am still an ordained minister of God in Christ Army Church, Umunede.


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