Press Release: Bishop Reacts Over Alleged Involvement In Ozubulu Church Attack

Press Release: Bishop Reacts Over Alleged Involvement In Ozubulu Church Attack

The last may have not yet been heard following the deadly attack carried out at St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra on Sunday (August 6th, 2017).

Recall that the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Garba Umar, linked the shooting to an existing feud between some members of Umuezekwe Ofufe Amakwa community of Ozubulu living abroad, therefore, dismissing the attack as an act of terrorism.

However, Mr. Aloysius Ikegwuonwu popularly known Bishop, who was linked to the feud has issued a press release following how his pictures and name has been circulated in the social media and blogs, of having connection to what might cause the mass shooting.

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Reacting in a statement he titled: “Defamation and false allegations”

He said; “My attention has been drawn to a social media campaign where it is alleged that I am connected to the Ozubulu church killing over a drug problem.

“For the avoidance of any doubt I wish to inform the general public that I know nothing about the church killings and i have never been involved in drugs.

“I have never been arrested or convicted anywhere in the world. My businesses are legitimate buinesses, duly registered. Apart from warehousing and wholesale of goods I am also a contractor involved in the construction of roads and infrastructure in Nigeria. 

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“It’s shameful that Nigerians and the media don’t verify any story before running with them.

“The handwork of those who are jealous of my success and who are determined to tarnish my image is evident. 

The Church killings is an unprecedented evil that deserves full investigation to unmask the perpetrators.

“We await investigations and full police report of the church attack. 

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“In the meantime I request all social media and media houses to retract my name from the defamatory stories linking me with the church killing.

“Failure to do so and any further linking of my name with the church killings will force me to take legal action against the purveyors of the defamatory false story.

Aloysius Ikegwuonwu


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