Alleged ‘Fake Bishop’ Who Attended Shettima’s Unveiling Beaten to a Pulp by Angry Mob in Abuja

Alleged ‘Fake Bishop’ Who Attended Shettima’s Unveiling Beaten to a Pulp by Angry Mob in Abuja

  • Chaotic scenes were observed in a viral video that took over the internet on Sunday, August 21
  • In the video that broke the internet, a man was apprehended by an angry mob and beaten to a pulp somewhere in Abuja
  • The man in the video was said to be among one of the fake bishops who attended the unveiling of Kashim Shettima as the APC vice presidential candidate

FCT, Abuja - Reports have confirmed that one of the Bishops who were present at the unveiling of Senator Kashim Shettima as the Vice Presidential candidate of the APC has been nabbed by angry youths at a market in Abuja.

Recall that the presence of the Bishops at Shettima's unveiling caused outrage amongst Nigerians. Many accused the APC of bringing fake Bishops to the ceremony to downplay the Muslim-Muslim ticket agenda.

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Fake Bishop
The FCT Police Command is yet to confirm the incident but promises to commence an investigation. Photo: NPF
Source: Facebook

CAN's position on Bishops who attended Shettima's unveiling

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the heat of the controversy confirmed that the Bishops that were paraded at the unveiling of Kashim Shettima were fake Bishops.

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The association insisted that the Bishops were hired by the APC just to ensure the acceptance of the Muslim-Muslim ticket projected by the APC.

Daily Trust reported that a viral video on social media showed a man with a replica feature of one of the Bishops that attended the Shettima's unveiling.

In the video, an angry mob was seen dragging the man and chanting “Fake bishop”, “This is one of the so-called bishops Tinubu used."

A Facebook user, Sunday Wale Adeniran, in his post disclosed that the look alike of the alleged fake bishop goes by the name of “Rev Chika” who hails from Agulu in Anambra State.

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Adeniran wrote:

“Today at Dei-Dei building materials market in Abuja, this clergyman was molested and beaten when they identified him as one of the clergymen who attended the unveiling of Shettima as Tinubu’s running mate. His name is Rev Chika. He hails from Agulu in Anambra state.”

The FCT police command when contacted said it is yet to confirm the incident but promised to inquire about the incident.

Shettima’s unveiling: Alleged fake bishops explain mission at APC event

Earlier, reported that the 'Bishops' who attended Kashim Shettima's unveiling reacted days after their presence at the event generated a lot of controversy.

According to them, they are not clerics but not members of the prominent Christian Association of Nigeria.

They also stated that they attended the event because Shettima helped a lot of Christians as Borno state governor.

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Meanwhile, Senator Dino Melaye has stated that APC’s desperation to win the 2023 presidential elections is real after the party allegedly hired unknown persons as clerics.

The Kogi-born politician and PDP chieftain described the people who posed as clerics as 'Made in Taiwan Bishops'.

The fake clerics were sighted at the unveiling of Senator Kashim Shettima as the vice presidential candidate of the ruling party.


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