Police réfute report on killing of Pastor Evans Unaegbu, urge residents to avoid fake news

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The FCT Police Command has debunked reports being circulated in some sections of the social media, suggesting that Pastor Evans Unaegbu was attacked and killed by gunmen at his worship centre along Jikwoyi axis.

FCT Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Yusuf Mariam, said contrary to the 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.

Mariam said preliminary investigation did not suggest any form of violence as no mark of violence or struggle was visibly seen on his body.

She said the FCT Commissioner of Police CP Bala Ciroma had ordered a thorough investigation into the incident and also to conduct 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.

Mariam reaffirmed the Command’s undeterred resolve to secure life and property within the FCT and 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

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