Popular Onitsha-based pastor, Chukwuemeka Odumeje, also known as Indaboski Bahose who was manhandled by security agents in Onitsha while his church was being demolished has been condemned for trying to stop the process.
Odumeje’s church had in March this year been identified by the Anambra State government as one of the buildings sitting on drainage channels and marked for demolition.
See photo of where the church is located:
Prof Chukwuma Soludo, Anambra State governor had visited Okpoko, a sprawling slum in Onitsha, a day after his swearing-in, and pledged to sanitize the area by ensuring that drainages are free.
During Thursday’s demolition exercise, sources said Odumeje had attempted to stop the officials of the state government from demolishing his church when he was manhandled by security men who accompanied the demolition team.
A video trending online showed the comic cleric being shoved around by security men, including police officers and men of the vigilante service.
He was severally slapped, and restricted from moving to the demolition area by armed security men.