Odumeje denies demolition of church

Prophet Odumeje

The Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention and Deliverance Ministry in Onitsha, Anambra State, owned by Prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere aka Odumeje, has not been demolished as reported, the church has said.

While the incident was ongoing on Thursday, it was reported that the church was demolished by Anambra State Physical Planning Board (ANSPPB).

However, the church countered the reports with a Facebook live session to show its building was not destroyed. The church’s fence was brought down though.

The video showed that a building in front of the church was demolished instead for blocking water flow at the Nwangele-Bida drainage.

“The rumour is going viral that Odumeje’s church was demolished, this is contrary to what happened. Odumeje’s church has not been demolished. The security house in front of the church has been destroyed,” a voice behind the camera said.

“The security house that is a little bit close to the drainage is what was demolished.”

The speaker accused the government of demolishing the church’s fence out of “envy and jealousy”.

Odumeje was manhandled by security forces while he was trying to stop the demolition of the building.

Many who joined the live Facebook session condemned the ill treatment on the clergyman, saying it was unnecessary.