Dismissed Pastor Trying To Bomb Church In Edo, Arrested (Photos)

Pastor Trying To Bomb His Church In Edo, Arrested (Photos)

Pastor Abel Eku, who served the Christ Chosen Church of God for 25
years, has been arrested for planting explosives at the headquarters of
his church. It was gathered that the Benin-based Pastor planted
explosives at the church headquarters on January 22, scheduled to be the
day for the church’s international conference.

The Pastor who
was arrested after the bomb was detected and detonated by security
operatives of the Edo State Police command, confessed to committing the
crime. He further disclosed that he manufactured and planted the bombs,
as a way of revenging his bitter dismissal from the church over marital

The 57-year-old Pastor further told newsmen, that he had
a rethink and called the church’s officials telling them about the
location of the bomb, which he alleged wasn’t meant to kill but to scare
his church members and elders.

“I am 57 years old. I had marital
issues with my wife. We came to the church to resolve it and it was not
resolved. It led to my dismissal. I was very bitter about the
dismissal. I don’t have the intention of killing people. My action is
very bad.”

On how he was made a pastor in the church, Pastor Abel
said his parents offered him to the church as a first fruit because of
inability to have children. “I was given to the church as a first issue.
parents were married for many years without any issue, so they vowed at
the alter that any first child God gave to them would be given to the
church. That was how they gave me to the church” he said.

Pastor Trying To Bomb His Church In Edo, Arrested (Photos)