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Pastor Arrested In Benue For Illegal Possession Of Gun

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Benue state has arrested the resident pastor of the Living Faith Church, popularly known as Winners Chapel, Pastor Collins Obuh, in Katsina-Ala town of Katsina-Ala Local Government Area for illegal possession of fire arm.

The pastor was arrested with a gun in the church yard by men of the SARS when he had allegedly tried to kill the accountant of the church, Mr. Philip Toryila during a serious disagreement over money.

LEADERSHIP gathered that the incident occurred on Tuesday evening when the pastor reportedly ordered the church Accountant to handover church monies to him for execution of a project and he refused. Another version said the pastor wanted to use the money for a project that the church council was not aware of.

The Head of SARS in the area, Inspector Godwin Utenge disclosed that the accountant had, during the incident, shouted loudly for rescue, a development that attracted the attention of another church official who alerted the police. The police quickly drafted some armed men to the place and arrested the pastor.

However, it was further gathered that the pastor had allegedly unlawfully used the gun, with a serious threat that he would behead the accountant should he refuse to release the church money to him. The Accountant sustained major injury on the face and other part of his body and was quickly rushed to a private hospital in Katsina-Ala where he is now receiving medical attention.

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