The Presiding Pastor of the House On The Rock Church, Uche Aigbe, has been charged with unlawful po§§ession of an AK-47 rifl£.
This comes as a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday, August 10, ruled that the Clegyman has a cr#minal case to answer for carrying the g¥n during a sermon at his church on Sunday, February 12, 2023.
DailyPost reports that the no-case submission made by the pastor was dismissed by Chief Magistrate Abubakar Ismail on the ground that the objection to trial lacked merit and substance.
In a brief ruling on Thursday at Zuba, Magistrate Ismail held that from the totality of the evidence so far adduced, the defendant has been effectively linked with the charges preferred against him by police.
Recall that the pastor was arrested and detained by the Federal Capital Territory Command of the Nigeria Police Force, after the video went viral online.
The police had charged Aigbe and two others with criminal conspiracy, illegal possession of a prohibited firearm, inciting disturbance, and cr#minal intimid@tion which they pleaded not guilty to.