Police Arrests 51-Year-Old Pastor Who Was Caught With Riffle And Hard Drugs
Nigerian Pastor identified as Rev. Ignatius Ogboi, Was arrested and paraded by the Delta State Police Control over illegal possession of firearms.
In accordance with news gathered, 3,871 live cartridges, a rich English made double barrel gun, banned drugs and over N4 million, considered to be ransom gathered from armed robbery victims, was retrieved by the suspected notorious kidnapper’s bedroom, who is also a Pastor of Salvation Army Church.
Speaking to newsmen, the state Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Mustafa stated Ogboi was performing an illegal company of the maximum level of distress and guessed that drugs in his possession were used on his victims.
The commissioner said Ogboi’s arrest followed the discreet advice the command received, through intelligence gathering that a businessman and pastor was dealing on illegal products in the locality.
“Operatives of the state Anti-Kidnapping Squad, Asaba, led by the officer in charge, stormed his residence with duly signed search warrant, arrested him and recovered a loaded English made double-barrelled gun, 3,871 live cartridges, some prohibited drugs and undisclosed amount of money believed to be ransom collected from victims” the Police Commissioner said.
However, on his own part, the Nigerian Pastor who admitted to owning the recovered materials, said he only helped the 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 further denied the allegation of being involved in suspected cases of kidnapping and being in possession of illegal firearm and prohibited drugs, including Tramadol.
“I am still an ordained minister of God in Christ Army Church, Umunede. The bulk of the money being paraded is very small compared to what I usually have with me if my business was still booming. I am not a kidnapper as being speculated” he said.
The suspect, however, maintained that he bought the drugs for his sick wife while the cartridges were being sold in bits to end users.