Pastor hits Customs officer with his car while trying to escape arrest

1842, Pastor Nsikanabasi Ese

A Deputy Superintendent of the Nigerian Customs Service, Emmanuel Banmeke, escaped death by a whisker on Thursday, along Eket-Ikot-Abasi-Eket-Port Harcourt axis of the West East Road around 10:30am when founder of Kairos Rhema Embassy Uyo, Pastor Nsikanabasi Ese ran over him while trying to escape arrest.

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Banmeke, who spoke with journalists on his hospital bed at Immanuel Hospital, Eket, Akwa Ibom State, where he is receiving treatment said he was lucky to be alive.

Narrating how it happened, the 51 year-old said he waved down an oncoming Sport Utility Vehicle at a checkpoint and the driver, Pastor Ese pretending he was going to pull over suddenly accelerated after directing the vehicle towards him, hit him, and sped off.

“He slowed down the vehicle and we thought he was pulling over. At the point that we were relaxed, he fired back the engine at full throttle and before I could dive to safety, he had already hit me,” Banmeke explained.

Report said Pastor Ese has been arrested and charges may be pressed against him.

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