He confessed to the crime after the bomb was detected and detonated by security operatives of the Edo State Police command.He stated it was an act of revenge following his dismissal from the church over marital issues.The 57 year old told newsmen
On how he became a pastor in the church, Pastor Abel said
“I am 57 years old. I had marital issues with my wife. We came to the church to resolve it and it was not resolved. It led to my dismissal. I was very bitter about the dismissal. I don’t have the intention of killing people. My action is very bad.”
“I was given to the church as a first issue.
My parents were married for many years without any issue, so they vowed at the alter that any first child God gave to them would be given to the church. That was how they gave me to the church” he said.