Shettima’s Unveiling: Police Rescue Alleged ‘Fake Bishop’ From Angry Abuja Mob

Shettima’s Unveiling: Police Rescue Alleged ‘Fake Bishop’ From Angry Abuja Mob

  • The Police have saved Reverend Hilary C. Okafoh, an alleged 'fake bishop' from a possible jungle justice
  • Okafoh, a resident of Madalla in Niger state was spotted by some youths who recognised him from the unveiling of Senator Shettima as APC VP candidate
  • A swift intervention from the Nigeria police saved his life as he was escorted out of the danger zone

FCT, Abuja - The FCT police command has confirmed the safety of Reverend Hilary C. Okafoh, an alleged 'fake bishop' who was mobbed by angry youths in Abuja, The Nation newspaper reported.

Okafoh was reported to have been nabbed by an angry mob who recognised him as one of the alleged 'fake bishops' who attended Senator Kashim Shettima's unveiling as the vice presidential candidate of the APC.

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Fake Bishop
The FCT police command announced that the alleged 'fake bishop' was escorted to safety and saved from the hands of an angry mob at Deidei market in Abuja. Photo: NPF
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Okafoh's status as a 'fake bishop' was also confirmed by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

FCT police recount incident

Giving an account of the incident, the FCT police spokesperson, DSP Josephine Adeh stated that the occurrence of the incident was true.

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As reported by Daily Trust, DSP Adeh revealed that the incident transpired at the popular Dei-Dei International Building Materials Market, Abuja. gathered that the alleged 'fake bishop' is a resident of Madalla, Niger State, a nearby suburb that shares a boundary with the FCT.

DSP Adeh said:

“Not knowing how far this will go, and to preserve his fundamental human rights. The police swung into action and saved him from further embarrassment.”

Alleged ‘fake bishop’ who attended shettima’s unveiling beaten to a pulp by angry mob in Abuja

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Earlier, reported that there were 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.

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 controversies.

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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