Police brutalize Prophet Odumeje as Anambra government demolishes church building

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Armed Nigerian police officers in Anambra manhandled controversial preacher, Chukwuemeka Odumeje aka Indaboski on Thursday as he protested against the demolition of the church by Anambra state government officials.

In a video seen by Peoples Gazette, Mr Odumeje was individually slapped and shoved by heavily armed police officers as he sought to resist caterpillars tearing down the structures of the Ministry of Intervention and Deliverance of the Holy Spirit Mountain located at Bida Road Fegge, Onitsha.

The reason for the demolition could not be immediately confirmed, but some reports indicate that the structure had been marked for demolition following allegations that it would clog the drainage channels around the Fegge area in Onitsha.

The now-viral video drew widespread condemnation from Nigerians who viewed the actions of the brutal police officers as a typical rights abuse that has come to characterize many rogue law enforcement officers.

State police spokesman Ikeganyia Anthony told The Gazette that the demolition is in line with the state government’s plan to rid the state of illegal structures obstructing Anambra’s waterways.

“After the expiration of the notice of more than two months from April 2022, served on developers and building owners who have constructed several illegal structures along the waterway in Fegge and around Onitsha, the Anambra state government has started the demolition of these structures,” Anthony said. . “The exercise which is being carried out by a joint government task force, started the exercise from Bida Road by Modebe Avenue, Fegge Onitsha.

“Buildings affected include Holy Spirit Mountain Response Deliverance Ministries, stores, and other perimeter fencing”

Mr Anthony, however, declined to comment on the assault by task force officers on Mr Odumeje.

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