Feb 1st, 2013 – Winner’s Chapel, Living Faith Church Pastor Arrested In Benue State
The resident pastor of the Living Faith Church, popularly known as Winners Chapel, Pastor Collins Obuh, in Katsina-Ala town of Katsina- Ala Local Government Area of Benue state has been arrested by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state for illegal possession of fire arm.
Pastor Obuh allegedly tried to kill the church Accountant, Mr. Philip Toryila with a gun during a serious disagreement over money in the church yard.
It was gathered that the incident occurred on Tuesday evening when the pastor reportedly ordered the church Accountant to hand over church monies to him for execution of a project and he refused while another version said the pastor wanted to use the money for a project that the church council was not aware of.
The Head of SARS in the area, Inspector Godwin Utenge, disclosed that the accountant had, during the incident, shouted loudly for rescue, a development that attracted the attention of another church official who alerted the police. The police quickly drafted some armed men to the place and arrested the pastor.
However, it was gathered that the pastor had unlawfully used the gun as a threat, warning that he would kill the accountant should he refuse to release the church money to him. The Accountant sustained major injury on the face and other parts of his body and has since been rushed to a private hospital in Katsina-Ala where he is currently been treated.