Two callous men of God and General Overseers, Clifford Nmenabu, of
God Covenant of Christ the King Sabbath Missionary and Festus Daniel
Igwe, the founder of Zion House of Prayer Sabbath Missionary, has been
arrested by the Imo State Police Command, Owerri, after they were
apprehended buying and selling guns in the house of God.
The duo were arrested by detectives of the Monitoring Unit of the
state police command for allegedly procuring five AK47 rifles for use
during the forthcoming general elections.
The state Police Commissioner, Abdulmajid Ali, said that his men
acted on a useful tip off and swooped in on the men of God. The police
discovered that the suspects were contracted by a London based MASSOB
chieftein, whose name they gave as Mr K. Nnamdi, to procure the guns in
readiness for the forthcoming elections.
The CP continued:
“The two clerics were given an advance
cash of N300,000 for 10 pieces of AK 47 rifles and to be given a cash
balance of N1.2 million as soon as they deliver.
The suspects were nabbed when they were about to hand over the
five AK47 rifles to a group of persons who claim to be representing
Biafra in the church premises of Pastor Igwe.”
Pastor Nmenabu who is 67-years-old, reportedly confessed to the
police that apart from his ministry, he also deals in arms and
“I am the General Overseer of God Covenant of
Christ the King Sabbath Missionary. I have been in the ministry for
over 35 years.
I am also into buying and selling of arms and
ammunition. I was listening to Radio Biafra London when the broadcaster,
who introduced himself as Nnamdi, gave out a number through which he
can be reached. I called him and he explained that he is the
coordinator of the popular Biafra group.
I told him who I am and what I can do for the group. He gave me
the contract and I decided to ask my fellow priest, Igwe, who has
He offered to pay N1.2 million for 10 AK47 rifles. He gave us
N300, 000 as a deposit. We were waiting for the balance when policemen
stormed my house and arrested us.”
63-year-old High Priest Festus Igwe, said that he is willing to
assist the police to track down Nnamdi who is currently on the run.
“I am the GO of the Zion House of
Prayers Sabbath Mission. I was in the church, when Pastor Nmenabu
contacted me that there is a good business on ground.
I rushed to his church and he gave me the details. Luckily, I still had contact with some arms dealers in Imo state.
He also introduced me to Nnamdi who gave us an advance fee of N300,000.
We had delivered the five AK47 rifles and was waiting for
Nnamdi to bring the balance when the police arrived. I am very sorry. I
am ready to assist the police to track down Nnamdi.”