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Saturday, 23 May 2015

4 priests brutally beaten by Enugu Govt Taskforce

4 Anglican priests, were on Friday allegedly brutally beaten by some members a task-force working with the Enugu State Housing Corporation. The victims were Reverends Collins Odoabuchi, Mbaka Peter, Eugene, and Maxwell Onyia. Others members of the church affected were Ekpecha Okechukwu and Naomi Ibekwe.

The incident, which is building up tension in Enugu, happened a week to the end of Governor Sullivan Chime’s administration.

It was gathered that trouble started when members of the task force, accompanied by armed policemen, invaded a parcel of land that belong to the Christ Church, Uwani, Anglican Communion, and tried to demolish it with 5 bulldozers without saying anything to them first. This invasion angered the priests and members of the church.

The Clerics were said to have tried to stop the Task force from carrying out the demolition exercise but were over powered by the government agents, who allegedly attacked the church leaders and mercilessly beat them up.

One of the victims, who gave her name as Naomi Ibekwe told journalists that she was hit with iron and stones, which left her with severe injuries bruises.

Fortunately, the State Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Abubakar Adamu, arrived at the the scene to stop the assault.

Reacting to the incident, the State Commissioner of Police, Adamu Mohammed, told the angry church leaders and their faithful that they should allow peace to reign as negotiation had begun.
“We have discussed with the church. If anybody is injured, we will not take it lightly. We have already asked that a formal report be made and we will follow it up. We have agreed on a peace move and we are following it up”, he stated.
Also speaking, the Priest in-charge of the Christ Church, Venerable N. Aghadi said,
“We have talked at length and discussed very progressively. “The Commissioner of Police is pleading that we should go home and rest. He has promised that the matter is in good hand and that immediately the Archbishop returns, he will have meeting with him”.
However, a source told Saturday Vanguard that the state government revoked the land with an intention to build an estate christened “Transparency Estate”.

Vanguard.

44 comments:

Unknown said...

Naija ....home of impunity! No one has regards for the rule of law especially when are walking on the corridor of power

Unknown said...

Na wa ohhhhh

Unknown said...

I hope Alhaji Ejike Mbaka is among them.

Unknown said...

Na wa!


OKORO UPGRADED**

Unknown said...

Since the police has taken over, they should just let it be.
But some people don't fear God o, how will you beat a man of God?
Haven't they seen "Touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm"

flaky said...

If this was true, then it is totally unacceptable. After the investigation, the culprit should be punished accordingly.

Unknown said...

Ni ilu to loba to ni joye...I tire for dz country

Unknown said...

It's well.

#FOCUS n #ACHIEVE

Unknown said...

Those taskforce guys are bastards........choi see cold o.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Awwww...touch not mine anointed...

Unknown said...

This government can like to intimidate her citizen ehn, but they should remember the citizen have got the powers. They should learn from Imo's story.

Nenye said...

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Wilsoniyke said...

Only time will vindicate the corrupt, good leader and dictator between this Governor and ex-governor...

ary said...

What does Sullivan have against the church?!

Unknown said...

Haters of handsome gov chime @ work. In the name of govt agency

Unknown said...

Very bad beating a prist, Touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm but the prist shouldn't break laws cos of the bible verse. The priest name though Aghadi (there is war)

Unknown said...

Dis task force self haven't dey heard of DAT word DAT says "touch nt my anointed and do my prophet no harm?

Anonymous said...

Is there any reason at all Sullivan Chime's face was used for this article? Like he had anything to do with the attacks mtchew

APPLE said...

They should place a curse on the governor.

APPLE said...

Is this not the same governor that abused his wife??/ *longest hiss*

Joy C said...

Last minute damage. What shall it profit a man.........................

Unknown said...

They're very stupid for that....

JaCkSoN said...

They should await the archbishops return! He goin smack them wit his rod!

Unknown said...

That stupid Sulluvan chime did that to lots if people without letting them know,will tell him how stupid he is in his sorry face

Jojo said...

Laughing in 3d

Anonymous said...

You are a fool!

Unknown said...

Sullivan, your days are numbered. Linda take note!

Unknown said...

Abomination! God wil surely bring them to justice.

Eze said...

Idiot.....mbaka na Catholic priest....... If to say they touch mbaka all of them, for don turn to imbecile by now

Eze said...

Na so ppl dey cary get curse ooo.....after now. .dem go dey useless

Unknown said...

Peace should reign, and restore thereof. Its not advisable dat MOG should b touched if not d punishment dat awaits those involve wil b sth else.

Anonymous said...

@igwe adaobi , it starts with how can you beat anyone in public because you are a member of a task force and not how can you beat a man of God? Zero tolerance has not been shown to violence in our country and so anything goes. If this had happened in Baltimore......

Anonymous said...

You are a big idiot. Why thou speak sacrilege??

Subomi said...

its a shitty situation but you cant physically stop armed men from carrying out instructions such as demolition. There are better ways the taskforce could have handle this though

Unknown said...

Who is the kid talking.....idiotuu

Unknown said...

Mumu place course na the governor be thr task force.....idiotuu

Unknown said...

Junkie wetion concern suliva 4 dis mata...idiotuu

Anonymous said...

peopel are should careful with what they do. living under the cause of what their father and grand father done now they use their hand cause and one. God have mercy

Anonymous said...

peopel are should careful with what they do. living under the cause of what their father and grand father done now they use their hand cause and one. God have mercy

Anonymous said...

peopel are should careful with what they do. living under the cause of what their father and grand father done now they use their hand cause and one. God have mercy

Tochibaby said...

I wonder why all these land issues in enugu now

Unknown said...

Idiot!!!! It's nt a must u will comment.Ewu hausa

Dr. Who said...

Sullivan, wht's ur position on this? Transperency Estate for who. How mny days do u stil hv in office? .....hmmmmmmm carry ur ill health waka leave office b4 the church go pray bad prayers for u oooo. I don talk my own.

Dr. Who said...

Sullivan, wht's ur position on this? Transperency Estate for who. How mny days do u stil hv in office? .....hmmmmmmm carry ur ill health waka leave office b4 the church go pray bad prayers for u oooo. I don talk my own.

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