Federal Capital Territory Police Command has debunked the news that the death of Rev. Emeka Unaegbu, Presiding Pastor of Goodnews Power Assembly International in his worship centre, Nyanya-Jikwoyi area of Abuja was by ruffians.
Police spokesperson, ASP Yusuf Mariam, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.
According to the police, preliminary investigation does not suggest any form of violence as no mark of violence or struggle was visible on his body.
“The 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.
“Contrary to this speculation, in prompt response to a distress call from a resident of Jikwoyi who resides near to the late pastor’s worship centre, 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, the Commissioner of Police,Bala Ciroma, had ordered a thorough investigation to include a postmortem on his remains to ascertain the true cause of death.
The police has enjoined residents of the area to remain calm, law-abiding, avoid circulating fake news and allow the law to take its cause.
TOS News gathered that the pastor went for a vigil in his church on Tuesday night and was discovered dead on the morning of Wednesday.