- Shortly after the demolition of the Church of the Prophet Odumeje in Anambra, Governor Soludo issued a statement
- The governor stated that the church was demolished, alongside other buildings for not complying with government directive
- Soludo added that the buildings designated as illegal had been marked for demolition since April 2022
Anambra – Charles Soludo, the governor of Anambra state, has explained why the state government demolished the church building of a popular prophet, Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere, also known as Odumeje .
Soludo, in a statement by his spokesman Christian Aburime, said that the Prophet and the owners of other buildings earmarked for demolition did not follow government directives to remove the structures, reported Premium Times.
He added that the church building and other structures marked for demolition were illegal structures erected along the waterway.
“After expiry the more than two-month notice period beginning April 2022, served developers and building owners who constructed several illegal structures along the waterway in Fegge and surrounding area in Onitsha. The Anambra State Government has begun demolition of such structures.”
The Church, Mount of the Holy Spirit, Intervention and Deliverance Ministry was opened on Thursday, July 7th, demolished by members of the state task force.
The governor’s reaction came shortly after information about the demolition of the church building and the abuse of the minister became public.
Governor Soludo further explained that the structures have been marked since April 2022 and all developers and builders have been served notice to remove them.
He said apar Next to the clergyman’s church building, some shops and fences were also demolished.
Odumeje attacked by security forces
During the demolition exercise, some security forces were caught in a video clip, in which the cleric was abused .
In the clip, which has now gone viral, a combined team of task force members and some vigilantes were seen punching and violently shoving the cleric.
Governor Soludo did not address the abuse of the cleric in his statement.
Abdulrazak Tasiu Baba said:
“If the demolition of the church building was necessary, I think it was inhumane and disrespectful to insult this cleric like that and the governor must apologize. As a free, democratic society, we must not take the goodness of every human being for granted.”
Arc Emmanuel Kpanja said:
“The way in which it was done, with the overzealous security guards. Marks the start of trouble in your administration. But you can undo it by first apologizing to this man for the unprofessional way the security guards handled the matter. < /blockquote>
“And then you can see if the demolition was actually carried out in accordance with the law. If not then you may need to rebuild it for him.”
< p class="align-left">Chukwudi Ugwueze commented:
“We can see your transformation programs in Anambra. Keep it up! Remember, you will reap what you sow.”
The Governor of Awka said:
“You owe no one an explanation for your ignorance of a man. You serve Anambra, not a private.”
Nigerians beat up Calabar pastor for challenging Odumeje
In another report, a pastor named Goodheart Val Aloysius of Calabar previously appointed late to controversial prophet Odumeje Comedian Ada Jesus’ cause.
According to him, Ada’s affair revealed that Odumeje is not a prophet and he lacks the powers Goodheart noted that the miracles are arranged and staged in his church.
The Calabar pastor challenged Odumeje to a rain duel at Abuja’s national stadium, noting that media houses were in attendance to record the event, however many who responded did not support this as they criticized Goodheart.