Claims that the Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention and Deliverance Ministry, a church-owned by controversial prophet Odumeje, was destroyed have been refuted by the Nigerian pastor.
Prophet Chukwuemeka, also known as Odumeje, claimed that his church was never demolished. The only affected building was the security/store building next to the drainage system.
The Anambra State Government (ANSG) task force demolished his church yesterday, July 7, 2022, in a viral video that sent the internet into a frenzy. The chapel was located in the Bida axis of Fegge, a well-known street in Onitsha, Anambra state.
According to a communiqué from the governor, the church and other nearby structures were demolished because of their location, which was damaging the Fegge waterways.
The declaration read,
“The Anambra state government has started demolishing such constructions following the expiration of the more than two-week notice commencing in April 2022 placed on developers and building owners who erected multiple unlawful structures along the canal in Fegge and surrounds inside Onitsha.
The exercise which is being carried out by a joint government task force, commenced the exercise from Bida Road by Modebe Avenue, Fegge Onitsha.
The affected buildings include Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention Deliverance Ministries, shops, and other perimeter fences. The structures were marked since April, 2022 and all developers and building owners were served notice to remove such illegal structures.”
However, the clergyman has now come out to dismiss reports that his church was demolished, tagging it as fake news.
According to him, it was the security house close to the church that had been destroyed and not his church building.