Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State has said that controversial Nigerian prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanaeme, popularly addressed as Prophet Odumeje, will pay for demolishing his church.
KEMI FILANI NEWS had reported that the Anambra state government demolished Prophet Odumeje’s church, The Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention and Deliverance Ministry, at Bida Road Fegge, for obstructing and blocking the drainage way.
Soludo said several notices were sent to all house owners whose houses were marked for demolition, asking them to remove such structures within a timeframe.
The governors, who stated this on Friday night, disclosed that two parishes of the Catholic church were still waiting for demolition.
“It is costing us money. They had several notices to remove such structures, but they refused.
“The demolition started yesterday (Thursday), and so far so good. The demolition went well, except for Pastor Odumeje, who according to the report drove in, in a brazen manner and attempted to take over the equipment.
“Of course, state work must go on, and security had to stop him. This was a man who was in several meetings we had, and also spoke.
“In fact, this is costing us money, and the structures should have been removed before now, but they chose to test the resolve of the government.
“Once we are done with this exercise, we will compile the bills and send to the persons involved, and they must pay.”
Soludo stated that St. Dominic Catholic Church and Our Lady Queen Catholic Church are involved in the illegal structures marked for demolition.
According to Soludo, the parish priest of Our Lady Queen Catholic Parish was around when the demolition team visited and even cooperated and also granted an interview.
He regretted that Pastor Odumeje took laws into his hands and attempted to stop the exercise.