Anambra state governor, Willie Obiano has caused the demolition of a church said to belong to Pastor Ifeanyi Nwaezeagu who is the General Overseer of Unchangeable God Ministries, Awkuzu. The other two buildings were located at Dusogu and Ifite villages, both in Awkuzu. The church is alleged to be used as hideout for kidnappers, even as police in the state accused the pastor of being the brain behind some of the kidnapping in recent time, including the kidnap of a priest.
The Governor also revoked the certificates of occupancy of four buildings, which include the demolished church and two other buildings said to belong to
Leading the demolition exercise were the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, Mr. Olafimihan Adeoye; Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, Chief Chikaodi Anara; Officer in Charge of SARS in Anambra State, Mr. James Nwafor; and the state Police Command Public Relations Officer, Mr. Emeka Chukwuemeka.
According to DCP Adeoye, Pastor Nwaezeagu had generated millions of naira from his kidnap dealings and was involved in the kidnap of many wealthy Anambra men, including a priest.
He declared Ifeanyi Nwaezeagu a fake pastor who was engaging in kidnapping unnoticed until he was caught in 2013.
“His confessional statements led to the unraveling of his gang before Governor Obiano revoked his C of O, leading to demolition of his church and buildings,” DCP Adeoye said.
He added: “One of his houses was marked Ozo Igbo Ndu (Igbo Life Saver) suspected to be his shrine, while the church was marked ‘Unchangeable God’, with some Bible quotations marked on it.” [myad]