Thursday, 21 July 2016
Prominent Warri Bishop Arrested for Sponsoring Niger Delta Avengers
A bishop of New Salvation Zion Church of Christ in Warri, has been grilled by detectives from the Delta State Police Command over allegation of sponsoring new militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers, from 8:00am to about 8:00pm last week Wednesday before he was allowed to go and ordered to report the following day for further questioning.
According to Reporters, the bishop hails from Ogbinbiri community of Egbema (Ijaw) Kingdom in the Warri North Council Area of the state and is the presiding bishop of the new generation church at Igbodu area of the city.
Security sources who confided in a correspondent, said the church leader was invited for interrogation which was conducted at the Warri Area Command of the Delta State Police Command, following two petitions alleging that he was funding the militant group.
It was gathered that the petitions also alleged that the cleric was harbouring weapons both in his house and church which is a situation that led to the search of the Ijaw clergyman’s residence at Bendel Estate in Effurun, Uvwie Council Area of the state, and his church building in Igbodu area of Warri.
It was further gathered that the IPO in charge of the case led heavily armed policemen, including a team of Explosives Ordinance Detectives, to comb the bishop’s house but nothing incriminating was found at both places.