Pastor arrested for planting explosive in church

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OrijoReporter.com, Pastor Abel Eku

A 57 year old Pastor, Abel Eku, has been arrested by the Edo State Police Command for attempting to blow up the headquarters of the Christ Chosen Church of God with explosive devices.

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Eku according to reports was said to have planted the explosive in the church prior to the commencement of its international conference to scare people away.

The suspect said he did the act out of bitterness caused by his dismissal from the church after serving as pastor for 25 years of service.

Abel in his confession said his dismissal was as a result of a misunderstanding with his wife which the couple brought to the church for settlement but rather it resulted into him being dismissed as a pastor of the church.

“It was out of annoyance that I planted the bomb. I was dismissed from the church after serving for 25 years. After planting the bomb, I was not happy with myself i regretted my action, which made me to call the church officials about the location of the bomb. I was very bitter about the dismissal. I do not have the intention of killing people.”

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