Abuja Pastor Not Murdered – Police

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Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have said there is not truth in the story making the rounds that a Jikwoyi,  Abuja based pastor, Evans Unaegbu was murdered in his church by gunmen while conducting a lone service.
Describing the story as fake news , ASP Yusuf Mariam Police Public Relations Officer of the FCT Police Command said in a statement that ” Contrary to this speculation, in prompt response to a distress call from a resident of Jikwoyi who resides near the late Pastor’s worship center, a team of Police Detectives from Jikwoyi Division immediately visited the scene, where they found the late Pastor Evans in an unconscious state and took him to the hospital where the doctor certified him dead.
“However, preliminary investigation does not suggest any form of violence as no mark of violence or struggle was visibly seen on his body.”
The full statement reads:
RE: ABUJA BASED PASTOR EVANS UNAEGBU WAS MURDERED*
…………………. police urge residents to avoid fake newsThe FCT Police Command wishes to debunk an erroneous publication being circulated in some sections of the social media insinuating that Pastor Evans Unaegbu ‘m’ was attacked and killed by gunmen at his worship centre along Jikwoyi axis.
2. Contrary to this speculation, in prompt response to a distress call from a resident of Jikwoyi who resides near the late Pastor’s worship center, a *team of Police Detectives from Jikwoyi Division immediately visited the scene, where they found the late Pastor Evans in an unconscious state* and took him to the hospital where the doctor certified him dead.
3. *However, preliminary investigation does not suggest any form of violence as no mark of violence or struggle was visibly seen on his body.*
4.  In view of the above, the Commissioner of Police CP. Bala Ciroma has ordered a thorough investigation to include a postmortem on the body to ascertain the true cause of death. He further urged residents to remain calm, law-abiding, avoid circulating fake news and allow the law take its cause.
5. On this note, the Command wishes to reaffirm its undeterred resolve to secure lives and property within the FCT. In addition, we implore residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through these numbers: *08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, 08028940883* and to report the conduct of Police Officers, call the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) number :09022222352

ASP Yusuf Mariam
Police Public Relations Officer,
For: The Commissioner of Police
FCT Police Command.

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